Refugees:Written question - 902758

Asked by Ian Lavery

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Asked on: 10 December 2015
Department for International Development
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Overseas Development Aid her Department used to tackle the refugee crisis in the last 12 months; and how much her Department plans to allocate in future years to tackling that situation.
Answered by: Justine Greening
Answered on: 16 December 2015

My department has contributed nearly £16 million for the refugee crisis in Europe this year to date. In the long term we are focussed on using the UK’s aid budget to support refugees to have a viable option to stay where they are by tackling the root causes of migration.

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