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Iraq: Christianity

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL12614, tabled on 7 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they have provided to Christian groups in Iraq in each year since 2003.

Answered on

21 January 2019

DFID has committed to providing humanitarian support to Iraq since 2003, including access to clean water, food, medicines, protection and other life-saving assistance, targeted towards the most vulnerable people. This support is provided on the basis of need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity, and in line with international humanitarian principles; it is therefore not possible to provide figures on assistance specifically provided to Christians or other religious group. The UK works closely with the Government of Iraq, the UN, humanitarian partners and minority representatives to support the rights of all minorities and to ensure our aid reaches those in the greatest need.