HC Deb 07 December 1961 vol 650 cc186-8W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what help has been given by other Commonwealth countries in the relief of distress from famine and flood in Kenya.

Mr. H. Fraser

, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th November, 1961; Vol. 650, c. 85] supplied the following information:

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland has very kindly made available three Dakota aircraft of the Royal Rhodesian Air Force and these have given significant help by distributing food in Kenya. Since the 18th November these aircraft have dropped 357,900 lb. of food to stricken areas in the Colony.

No other material or financial assistance has been given officially by Commonwealth or Colonial Governments, but contributions to Kenya's Famine Relief Appeal have been received from many private individuals in the Commonwealth. There have also been offers of foodstuffs from private firms and one Australian Company, for example, has donated 50,000 tins of baby food.

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