Religious Freedom:Written question - 226728

Asked by Ross Thomson
(Aberdeen South)
Asked on: 27 February 2019
Department for International Development
Religious Freedom
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that international NGOs consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 05 March 2019

The UK’s commitment to the poorest and most vulnerable in all settings is unwavering, as is our requirement that all UK-funded humanitarian partners work according to international humanitarian principles, placing protection at the centre of their work. Our partners carry out vulnerability assessments to ensure aid effectively reaches those most in need, including those from religious minorities, as it is recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability.

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