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Developing Countries: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 910990, tabled on 19 January 2021

What assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on forcibly displaced people in fragile and developing countries.

Answered on

19 January 2021

Crowded conditions where social distancing, regular handwashing and self-isolation are difficult, and mean refugees and displaced people are among the most vulnerable. UK funding is helping to install handwashing stations, isolation and treatment centres, providing protection and education services and improved access to clean water for displaced people

We will continue to ensure displaced people are factored into the global COVID response, including access to national testing, health-care and prioritisation of vaccines.

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