Covid-19: Foreign Aid

Baroness Coussins Excerpts
Wednesday 11th November 2020

(3 years, 8 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Baroness Coussins Portrait Baroness Coussins (CB) [V]
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My Lords, the NGO Translators without Borders is working to provide information on Covid-19 in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where women in particular say they would be reluctant to accept a vaccine without more information in a language they speak and understand. The UK’s funding for TWB through the H2H Network ended recently, so I ask the Minister to look urgently at reinstating the necessary funds to encourage acceptance by the refugees of a vaccine when it is available.

Baroness Sugg Portrait Baroness Sugg (Con) [V]
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My Lords, I agree that we must ensure that, when a vaccine is available, people have the appropriate information. We are supporting H2H through our funding, but I shall take that back to the department and come back to the noble Baroness.