Statement by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on resettlement of White Helmets from Syria
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:
Following a joint diplomatic effort by the UK and international partners, a group of White Helmets volunteers from southern Syria and their families have been able to leave Syria for safety.
They are now being assisted by the UNHCR in Jordan pending international resettlement.
Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017
Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.
Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.
The government has today (Wednesday 4 July) announced new measures to make sure British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have the support they need in the event of a repeat of the devastating hurricanes which hit the region last year.
Government departments have been putting plans in place to bring together humanitarian, military support and diplomatic work under a joint unit coordinated by the Foreign Office.
1. Draft Order on Entry/Exit Regime and Movement of Goods to/from the NGCA is Proposed for Public Discussion
On 8 June 2818 the Ministry of Defence has posted a message on its official website proposing public discussion on 8 Draft CMU Resolution on entry and exit regime and movement of goods to/from the NGCA. The Resolution represents one of the series of by-laws required for the execution of the Law of Ukraine No. 2268 'On Safeguarding State Sovereignty'.
Minister Field and UK’s Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Joanna Roper, are visiting Bangladesh to see how UK aid is helping support Rohingya refugees, and how the Bangladeshi government is supporting more girls to get an education.
Minister Mark Field and Joanna Roper have held talks with senior ministers in Dhaka and have called for greater humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya refugee community, particularly to help support the provision of education for refugees and host communities.