Syria: British Nationals Abroad

Department for International Development written question – answered on 25th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what attempts they have made directly, or through, the UN or relief agencies, to assess the conditions in which British children are living in internally displaced persons’ camps in Syria.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the internally displaced persons' camps in Syria in which British children reside are under the control of the government of Syria or the Kurdish authorities.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation throughout Syria, which is why DFID is working closely with the UN and our INGO partners to maintain an up to date picture of conditions and humanitarian needs, including within Syria’s Internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps. These assessments help us to better understand the conditions inside these camps and support the people in most desperate need. Our aid inside Syria helps people regardless of their country of origin and is driven by these assessments by the UN and INGO partners, to make sure food, medical care and shelter reaches the people who need it most.

IDP camps in Syria are overseen by the organisation which governs the area where a camp is located. Across Syria this includes, but is not limited to, the Assad Regime and Kurdish authorities.

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