Nagorno Karabakh: Humanitarian Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support and facilitate access for (a) the Red Cross and (b) other humanitarian organisations to detainees associated with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and ensure the return of the causalities.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On 30 October the Foreign Secretary announced £1 million in funding to the ICRC to support their humanitarian efforts in the region. We continue to urge both sides to ensure the safety and security of all persons including through my recent calls with the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers. I also discussed humanitarian access with Russian Deputy Minister Titov during my recent visit to Moscow. The UK Government is keeping the situation under close review, coordinating with local and international partners and will continue to explore opportunities to support partners to deliver an effective international response.

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