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Developing Countries: Christianity

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 67711, tabled on 14 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial assistance her Department gives to Christians in developing countries; and what assistance can be given to individual Christians within the criteria set by her Department.

Answered on

21 March 2017

All UK-funded aid is distributed on the basis of need irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. A very wide range of individuals, across all faiths, benefit from this assistance.

All faith groups can access and receive funding through DFID’s major civil society funding mechanisms: UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match. Those already in receipt of this funding include: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Samaritans Purse and Habitat for Humanity.