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Humanitarian Aid: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5442, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their aid and humanitarian programmes are designed to encourage self-help by refugees; and if so, how.

Answered on

31 January 2022

The key principle underpinning the UK's approach to supporting displaced people is the need for longer-term interventions that go beyond solely lifesaving humanitarian support. This includes a focus on providing opportunities for sustainable jobs, livelihoods, education, and access to other essential services for people affected by conflict, displaced people, and the communities that host them. The UK has been consistently one of the largest bilateral humanitarian donors globally. In response to the increasingly protracted nature of displacement crises, the UK works with international partners on innovative long-term solutions.