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Minister of State questioned on UK response to Syrian crisis

12 November 2015

International Development Committee takes evidence from the Minister of State for International Development about the UK government response to the Syrian refugee crisis.


Tuesday 17 November, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10.15am

  • Nicholas Grisewood, Technical Specialist: Crisis Migration, International Labour Organisation

At 10.45am

  • Rt Hon Desmond Swayne MP, Minister of State for International Development
  • Matthew Wyatt, Deputy Director, Middle East North Africa, Department for International Development
  • Paul Morrison, Director of the UK Syrian resettlement programme, Home Office  

Purpose of session

The Committee is considering the Government's response to the Syria crisis, with particular focus on:

  • the role of jobs and livelihoods in helping Syrian refugees support themselves
  • how DFID assistance is directed to the most vulnerable
  • how vulnerability criteria will be used to select refugees for resettlement
  • plans for their integration once they arrive in the UK
  • how Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) is to be used to support refugees, both in the Middle East and in the UK

Further information

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