Syria: Christianity:Written question - 13013

Asked by Julian Sturdy
(York Outer)
Asked on: 22 October 2015
Department for International Development
Syria: Christianity
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to assist Christian refugees in Syria who are being persecuted.
Answered by: Mr Desmond Swayne
Answered on: 29 October 2015

The Government have been clear in condemning the horrific attacks on religious communities by violent extremists including ISIL. All UK funded assistance is distributed on the basis of need to ensure civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, or ethnicity. We prioritise reaching the most vulnerable people across Syria, including Christians and those who have suffered from such violence. DFID continues to work with the UN and the international community to ensure all minorities’ rights are protected and our aid reaches those in greatest need.

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