HC Deb 14 January 1987 vol 108 c190W
Mr. Stuart Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much of the £5 million pledged by Her Majesty's Government to cover refugee-related infrastructure projects has already been disbursed within the ICARA II framework; on what projects; and whether he intends to commit further resources to such refugee-related infrastructure projects.

Mr. Chris Patten

Of the £2.3 million committed to date, some £1.3 million has already been disbursed.

Eighteen projects have been supported in the fields of agricultural development, community development, small-scale industries and income-generation, primary education, adult education and water supply. Countries assisted include Sudan, Rwanda, Chad, Somalia, Botswana, Guinea (Conakry) and Zimbabwe.

Efforts are being made to accelerate commitments under the £5 million pledge. I shall review the situation when the pledge has been fully committed.

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