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RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes: Holocaust Memorial Day (18 Jan 2018)

Stephen Twigg: ... the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) rightly reminded us, we should not stand by when we see the awful persecution of the Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar/Burma. We should not stand by when we see the appalling humanitarian crisis in Yemen. And we should not stand by when we see rape used as a weapon of war, as it is in so many places, including against the Rohingya and in South Sudan, the...

United States: Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2018)

Lord Judd: overseas aid and development. However, the influence we gain by that is considerably negated by, for example, putting trade before human rights, as happens with Saudi Arabia, with dire consequences in Yemen. Similarly, when we shirk from playing a committed part in discussions on nuclear disarmament—condescendingly, at times—that undermines our credibility. There is a...

Select Committee on International Development (18 Jan 2018)

Stephen Twigg: I very much agree. [Interruption.] Welcome to the Chair, Madam Deputy Speaker. I raised this issue yesterday at Department for International Development questions, in the context of Yemen. The excellent organisation War Child has made the suggestion that at least 1% of all humanitarian aid should be spent on mental health and psychosocial support. For anyone who has been through this sort of...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2018)

Emma Lewell-Buck: Recognising that Yemen is gripped by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Norway recently suspended its arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Why won’t the UK?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations (17 Jan 2018)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Saudi Arabia on steps to reduce tensions with Yemen and Iran.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council – 11 December 2017 (16 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...and preserve stability in the region, as well as consolidate progress in countries such as Lebanon. Ministers expressed their concern at the serious deterioration of the situation in Yemen, which was witnessing the onset of a grave humanitarian catastrophe. They agreed to continue working to re-invigorate UN-led efforts towards a political solution to the conflict in Yemen in line with...

Scottish Parliament: International Policy Framework and Priorities 2018 (16 Jan 2018)

Pauline McNeill: ...4.8 million seeking refuge abroad. I commend the Scottish Government for the work that it has done to date on refugees. A subject that has been close to my heart this year is the humanitarian crisis in the Republic of Yemen, which looks like an apocalypse in the Arab world’s poorest country, which has been enduring a three-year war that has caused a major outbreak of...

Hamed Bin Haydara (11 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: We are very concerned that the Bahá’ís are being persecuted for their religious beliefs in Yemen, particularly in areas controlled by the Houthis and forces aligned to the late former President Saleh. We strongly condemn this mistreatment and continue to work closely with our partners, including the European Union, to raise the issue directly with the de facto authorities. We...

International Trade: Topical Questions (11 Jan 2018)

Alistair Carmichael: Given what we know Saudi Arabia to be doing in Yemen, is it appropriate that we should still be selling arms to it?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (11 Jan 2018)

Alistair Burt: The Government is deeply concerned by Iran’s destabilising involvement in regional conflicts, including in Syria and Yemen, through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and IRGC Qods Force, and by reported financial and military support to militant and proscribed groups, such as Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian rejectionist groups, and the Houthis in Yemen. We are also seriously...

Scottish Parliament: Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 (10 Jan 2018)

Jamie Greene: ...who drew breath in 1940, whose boots laid prints on the battlefields of Europe and who still bear the scars and memories of the horrors of that war. Last night, I watched a television programme about the Yemen. The horrific images of bloodied children and air strikes on hospitals and homes were difficult for the eyes to see. I thought for a second what it would be like if those images were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran (9 Jan 2018)

Boris Johnson: ...disruptive activity in the region, about its ballistic missile programme —it remains sanctioned by both the EU and the UN— and of course about reported Iranian weapons supplies to the Houthis in Yemen, which would be a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231. We have set out those concerns with great clarity at the Security Council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (9 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: important it is that he continues to have the support of a talented Front-Bench team in ensuring that his work is done properly. On boxing day, the Saudis launched two separate airstrikes in Yemen, killing a total of 68 civilians and at least eight children. The UN’s humanitarian co-ordinator said that this showed that both the Saudis and the Houthis are committing indiscriminate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2018)

Boris Johnson: My priorities for the new year include taking forward Britain’s response to the crisis in Yemen, where we support Saudi Arabia’s right to defend its security while insisting that millions receive the aid that they desperately need. In April, Commonwealth leaders will gather in London for one of the biggest summits that this country has ever hosted, demonstrating the unrivalled...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (8 Jan 2018)

Stephen Timms: ...for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 119564, on aviation, what the reasons are for the directions and advice in place in the cases of (a) Libya, (b) Syria, (c) Yemen, (d) Iraq, (e) Somalia, (f) Ukraine and (g) Egypt.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Humanitarian Aid (28 Dec 2017)

Chris Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

Christmas Adjournment (21 Dec 2017)

Jeremy Lefroy: .... Finally, but in some ways most importantly of all, I want to touch on humanitarian work. There are possibly more refugees across the world now than at any other time since the end of the second world war. Whether from Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Burma or Burundi, there are possibly up to 50 million refugees, not including the people who are...

International Human Rights Day — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Ann Clwyd: the UK and others in recent years on supporting the ‘democratic transition’ and not enough on atrocity prevention and delivering tough and unwelcome messages to the Burmese Government about the Rohingya.” Take Yemen, where there is a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proportions, much of which is man-made, caused by ongoing armed conflict. The UK and others continue...

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