HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 cc172-3W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Royal Air Force is providing in sending supplies to the Southern Sudan, following the end of the civil war.

Mr. Kershaw

At the request of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Royal Air Force has provided four Hercules aircraft to fly 32 tons of relief supplies purchased by UNHCR in Britain to the Southern Sudan. While there it was also possible to mount a series of 12 flights between Khartoum and Juba to convey 108 tons of supplies, which represented all that was immediately available, on behalf of the Sudanese Government. The cost of these flights was met by Her Majesty's Government.

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