Humanitarian Aid: Coronavirus

(asked on 10th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for International Development:

What assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the accessibility of UK humanitarian support to people who need it.


Answered by
James Cleverly Portrait
James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 10th June 2020

There is no doubt that coronavirus restrictions have made it harder to reach those that need our help, whether because of disruption to supply chains or personnel. Our support for the UN’s Global Humanitarian Response Plan remains crucial. Through this, we support humanitarian access by securing the continuity of supply chains to the vulnerable, including refugees, Internally Displaced People, and host communities.

Our job is to get where others can’t.

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