Syria: White Helmets:Written question - HL13355

Q
Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 01 February 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: White Helmets
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the capture of Idlib province by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), whether they will cease supporting the White Helmets operating in areas of Idlib under the control of HTS.
A
Answered on: 13 February 2019

​We will continue our support to the White Helmets in Idlib. In a statement on 22 January, the White Helmets made clear that recent changes in control in Idlib had not affected their ability to continue their humanitarian work with independence and neutrality. As with all our work, we have extensive controls in place to ensure that our aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremists or terrorist groups.

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