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Developing Countries: Education

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if his Department will take steps to ensure that the funding of education is part of every humanitarian response. (202767)

The Department for International Development's (DFID) humanitarian policy seeks to ensure that priority needs are met in emergency situations. In an emergency, education is considered alongside other humanitarian needs and is funded in situations where it is considered high priority by the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in the affected country. UNICEF and Save the Children share responsibility for ensuring that education needs are met, which includes demonstrating education needs to the Humanitarian Co-ordinator.