Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Mark Lazarowicz Mark Lazarowicz Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to provide support for the education of girls and young women in conflict-affected areas of Northern Nigeria.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID has a number of large education programmes across northern Nigeria, the risks to which are being actively managed to ensure that we can still get 800,000 more children into better quality primary schools by 2015.

The UK has also committed £1 million to the Nigerian Government’s “Safe Schools Initiative” to help protect children at school in north east Nigeria and provide schooling to children displaced by the violence.

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