Gaza: Neonatal Mortality

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th September 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority and the government of Israel regarding the increase in neonatal mortality in the Gaza Strip.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

While we have not raised the issue of neonatal mortality in the Gaza Strip with either the Palestinian Authority or the Israeli authorities, as part of our long-term assistance for Gaza, the UK supports partners like the World Food Programme, the UN Works and Relief Agency and the International Committee of the Red Cross, who help deal with food shortages, provide basic services and repair water infrastructure in Gaza. On 10 September the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), emphasised to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu the importance of improving daily life for the people of Gaza.

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