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Written Question
Greece: Migrant Camps
Monday 2nd March 2020

Asked by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)

Question to the Department for International Development:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided for refugees at Camp Moria, Lesbos.

Answered by James Cleverly - Home Secretary

The UK has a strong relationship with Greece on our shared migration objectives. We continue to offer support to the Greek Government to alleviate the pressures on the islands and deliver sustainable improvements within the Greek migration system. This includes, until the end of March 2020, deployment of interpreters to the Reception and Identification Service on the Greek islands to support the processing of migrants and the identification of those most vulnerable. Our large-scale humanitarian programming ended in 2017 when the Greek Government took over the humanitarian response, with €1.3 billion of EU funds made available. The UK recently agreed an additional contribution of £510,000 to provide urgently needed humanitarian goods for migrants in Greece this winter.


Written Question
International Assistance
Friday 24th February 2017

Asked by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)

Question to the Department for International Development:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to increase cash-based approaches to international aid.

Answered by Rory Stewart

Decisions about the type and level of support for cash based approaches depend on a number of factors, including the maturity and coverage of cash transfer programmes, our objectives, value for money, burden share with other donors, and current and projected fiscal space of partner governments.