January 22nd, 2020
Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Mayday Rescue Foundation
, in its role as a UK
-implementing partner, was involved in choosing witnesses for interview by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Douma Fact-Finding Mission on behalf of the UK; and whether they are aware of any investigation for possible financial irregularities in respect of that foundation....
January 8th, 2020
Question: Baroness Cox
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 October (HL17990), what further steps they have taken to minimise the impact on civilians of sanctions imposed on Syria....
December 3rd, 2019
In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....
November 5th, 2019
Baroness Cox Crossbench
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Armed Forces have, or are intended to have, any involvement in controlling the al-Omar oilfield in Syria.
Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
The UK remains fully committed to the Global Coalition against Daesh and we must not lose sight of the threat that they still pose....
October 29th, 2019
Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations
180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th
October, with great concern over their safety and protection....
October 25th, 2019
On 22nd October 2019 a Russian-Turkish Memorandum of Understanding
on north-east Syria was established in response to the violence and humanitarian crisis raging through the region. At the meeting in Sochi, Russia, President Putin and President Erdogan reached a deal that would see the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from a 30km wide area in Syria, along the Turkish border that would be a so-called “safe zone”....
October 21st, 2019
Even before the Syrian conflict, the availability of public mental health services in Syria was extremely limited. A lack of funding meant that they were understaffed and underdeveloped. Neither the state nor humanitarian agencies provided enough support for these services....
October 11th, 2019
The conflict in Syria has left increasing numbers of women as the breadwinners and heads of their households. In rural areas, female-headed households are even more vulnerable due to the scarcity of employment opportunities, the upcoming bitter winter is set to make conditions even worse....
October 9th, 2019
President Trump has made the decision to pull out US troops from Syria. The news brings huge uncertainty to the fate of IS troops who are currently held in prisons and camps by the Kurdish-led alliance, and for hundreds of thousands of Syrians who may face dangerous displacement....
October 4th, 2019
It doesn’t come as a surprise that 75%
of the most vulnerable civilians in Syria are women and children. Much of this vulnerability comes from the extreme poverty they face during the ongoing war. Unfortunately, it leads many parents to believe that the only option for their sons is to send them off to fight for and alongside armed terrorist groups such as ISIS who sometimes provide financial subsidies to the families....