NGOs receiving funds from FCO in Venezuela

Nina Cross made this Freedom of Information request to Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Has the FCO given money to Non-government organisations in Venezuela such as Mercy Corps or the Red Cross or any other NGO, between January 2016 and September 2018?

Yours faithfully,

Nina Cross

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Nina Cross,

Thank you for your FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It has been assigned a unique reference number (above) and has been passed to the relevant section within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with. They will be in touch with you should your request need clarification.

We received your request on 20 September 2018 and will aim to respond within 20 working days, following date of receipt.

Yours sincerely

Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Nina Cross,

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

Regards

Central FoI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

You replied to my FOI asking what NGOs and CSOs you fund in Venezuela, and if you fund Mercy Corps or the Red Cross. You replied:

I can confirm that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) does hold information
relevant to your request.
The FCO has funded various NGOs between January 2016 and September 2018, as part of
UK support to strengthen civil society, human rights and democratic values in
Venezuela. However the UK has not provided funding to Mercy Corps nor the Red Cross in
Venezuela between those dates.

This is half an answer as I asked which NGOs you fund. Please advise which NGOs and CSOs you have funded inside Venezuela between January 2017 and January 2019.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Nina Cross

FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

Dear Nina Cross,

Thank you for your request for an Internal Review of our response to your FOI Request Ref 1042-18. It has been passed to the relevant department within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deal with and they will respond to you with the outcome of the review.

We received your request on 08 January 2019 will aim to respond within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive),

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Dear Nina Cross

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review on 1042-18

Regards

Central FOI Unit

Parliamentary, Ministerial Central Services

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