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Coronavirus: Charities

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 37957, tabled on 20 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department plans to provide to UK-based international charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

27 April 2020

DFID is engaging with civil society partners to understand the delivery and operational challenges they face as a result of COVID-19. We will work collaboratively with civil society partners in receipt of DFID funding to find pragmatic solutions to support both our partners and continuation of our programmes where appropriate.

The COVID-19 response will continue to develop rapidly, and we are assessing and monitoring the overall financial health of supply partners to identify organisations we believe are at risk due to COVID-19.

We will deliver a comprehensive COVID-19 response through programming to support the global health and economic response, funding for further vaccine development, preparing for the recovery phase and leadership within the international community.