Developing Countries: Minority Groups:Written question - HL10928

Asked on: 23 October 2018
Department for International Development
Developing Countries: Minority Groups
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they take of the (1) persecution of minorities, and (2) possibility of crimes against humanity and genocide being committed against minorities, when determining overseas development aid priorities.
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Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 30 October 2018

The UK is firmly committed to protecting ethnic and religious minorities from persecution and violence. We work to ensure that aid reaches the most vulnerable including those from religious minorities where they constitute part of that category. The situation of minority communities, including faith communities, is taken into account when assessing those most in need and we raise the issue regularly with partner countries.

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