Humanitarian Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence set out in the Government’s 2017 Humanitarian Reform Policy are the guiding principles of his Department's humanitarian work.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Government's Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy sets out the UK's continued commitment to principled humanitarian action and championing International Humanitarian Law and humanitarian access. The UK will maintain its role as a force for good at times of crisis, focusing on those countries where the need is greatest, for example, those most affected by risk of famine, and responding rapidly to unanticipated events.

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