Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Humanitarian Aid (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The UK is the fourth largest donor to Yemen with an additional £37 million in UK funding for Yemen announced at the UN General Assembly. This brings the UK’s total to £100 million in humanitarian assistance for 2016/17 which is provided to aid organisations in Yemen. Last year, we helped more than 1.3 million Yemenis with food, medical supplies, water, and emergency shelter....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Nigeria: Life Expectancy (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: Survey data on infant and child mortality rates shows that mortality rates are much higher in the north of Nigeria compared to the south. In 2015/16, of a total DFID bilateral spend in Nigeria of £214m, approximately 60% of programming focused in six northern states. Additionally, over the last two years, DFID has scaled up its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Poverty (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 is the primary purpose of UK aid under the International Development Act and one of the UK Aid Strategy’s objectives. DFID’s 2015/16 Annual Report sets out progress against our Single Departmental Plan, and hence to delivery of the 2030 Agenda. Progress in 2016/17 will be set out in our next Annual Report.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Visits Abroad (20 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The Secretary of State has visited a range of countries overseas since her appointment. Information on Ministerial Travel is published as part of DFID’s quarterly transparency return on www.gov.uk.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (19 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report highlights the UK’s global leadership on education, identifying that we provided 17% of total education aid to the poorest countries between 2012 and 2014. We will work bilaterally, and through our multilateral partners, to help 11 million children in the poorest countries gain a decent education by 2020. We continue to focus on educating...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Public Expenditure (18 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The Spending Review settlement provides that approximately 17% of DFID’s budget in 2017-18 is expected to be transferred to (a) other government departments to fund projects that they will administer and (b) cross-government facilities into which DFID and other departments can bid such as the Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund as set out in DFID’s Spending Review settlement...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Marriage: Children (18 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The UK is committed to the ‘Call to Action’ on women and girls and keeping girls and women safe in emergencies, including providing £23.5 million to UNFPA in Syria, to support women and girls vulnerable to child and forced marriage, domestic violence, and sexual violence, abuse, and exploitation through improved access to psycho-social support and sexual and reproductive...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My predecessors in Government have made huge progress in improving British aid by creating an independent aid watchdog, introducing much tougher value-for-money controls and making DFID’s spending even more transparent.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My predecessors in Government have made huge progress in improving British aid by creating an independent aid watchdog, introducing much tougher value-for-money controls and making DFID’s spending even more transparent.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My predecessors in Government have made huge progress in improving British aid by creating an independent aid watchdog, introducing much tougher value-for-money controls and making DFID’s spending even more transparent.

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