Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th December 2017.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department is making in the provision of long-term facilities such as shelters for Rohingya refugees.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is one of the largest donors to the crisis, providing support of £59m since the end of August. We are ensuring effective help is being provided for Rohingya refugees in the medium and longer term, as well caring for immediate needs. Of the £12m of new funding announced for the crisis at the end of last month, £8m will help ensure assistance is sustained after the months up to February 2018 covered by the current UN appeal, including helping improve security for women and girls. We have also provided shelter for over 130,000 people and support to make shelters more weather resistant for 450,000 people.

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