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Overseas Aid: Christianity

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 261524, tabled on 7 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches persecuted Christians.

Answered on

14 June 2019

The UK Aid Strategy commits the UK to be the lead on the “Leave No One Behind” promise. Our analysis of poverty and vulnerability looks at a range of factors that lead to exclusion including religious identity. Humanitarian assistance is provided on need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity and we work to ensure that aid reaches the most vulnerable including those from religious minorities.

We work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who lead on the protection of freedom of religion and religious minorities.