Africa Minister says “UK-funded aid agencies in Tigray are working hard to deliver support in challenging circumstances, including shelter, water and healthcare. We are tracking the situation and continue to raise the importance of respect for human rights with the Government of Ethiopia and regional leaders on all sides”

Africa Minister says “UK-funded aid agencies in Tigray are working hard to deliver support in challenging circumstances, including shelter, water and healthcare. We are tracking the situation and continue to raise the importance of respect for human rights with the Government of Ethiopia and regional leaders on all sides”

James Duddridge MPMinister for AfricaKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHThe Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A 0PW31 December 2020Dear Lord Alton, Thank you for your correspondence of 12 December to the Lord Tariq Ahmad ofWimbledon, about treatment of...

Government responds to questions about what steps they have taken to establish the fate of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; what assistance they are giving to the government of Nigeria in securing the release of those students; what assessment they have made of (1) the statement by Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for the kidnappings, and (2) the impact of jihadist ideology on violence in northern Nigeria.

Government responds to questions about what steps they have taken to establish the fate of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; what assistance they are giving to the government of Nigeria in securing the release of those students; what assessment they have made of (1) the statement by Abubakar Shekau claiming responsibility for the kidnappings, and (2) the impact of jihadist ideology on violence in northern Nigeria.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11516): Question by Lord Alton of Livwerpool:To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to establish...

UK Government fails to respond to reports that Ethiopia shot at a UN convoy in Tigray and that Tigrayans have been removed from their jobs but says it is concerned by reports of mounting Eritrean involvement; and says “We are extremely concerned that humanitarian agencies, including the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), do not have access to refugee camps in Tigray”

UK Government fails to respond to reports that Ethiopia shot at a UN convoy in Tigray and that Tigrayans have been removed from their jobs but says it is concerned by reports of mounting Eritrean involvement; and says “We are extremely concerned that humanitarian agencies, including the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), do not have access to refugee camps in Tigray”

UK Government fails to respond to reports that Ethiopia shot at a UN convoy in Tigray and that Tigrayans have been removed from their jobs but says it is concerned by reports of mounting Eritrean involvement; and says "We are extremely concerned that humanitarian...

UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

UK says it “Strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan” and says it is supporting programmes to “improve the justice system for victims, witnesses and offenders, including vulnerable women and girls.”

Arzoo Pakistan: rights of the child Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11266): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have...

UK Government declines to say whether it will follow the United States in declaring Nigeria a “country of particular concern for religious freedom”; and details of Jubilee Campaign Executive Director Ann Buwalda Testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Nigeria

UK Government declines to say whether it will follow the United States in declaring Nigeria a “country of particular concern for religious freedom”; and details of Jubilee Campaign Executive Director Ann Buwalda Testimony to House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Nigeria

Nigeria  Lord Alton of Liverpool - To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the re-designation of Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern by the government of the United States; and whether they intend to take similar steps. [HL11262]...

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Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: ” extremely troubled by the humanitarian situation”…”in spite of repeated requests, UNHCR and partners have not yet had any access to the Shimelba and Hitsats refugee camps”… I am very worried for the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in those camps”…”refugees who reached Addis Ababa are being returned to Tigray, some against their will.”

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