HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 c185W
Sir Robert Hicks

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the projects assisted, indicating the financial amounts involved, in respect of United Kingdom disaster relief for Yemen following the recent severe flooding; and if he will make a statement. [38473]

Mr. Hanley

The UK responded swiftly and generously to the plight of flood affected populations following the severe flooding in Yemen last month. The UK's response has been as follows:

Response Channel Value £
Relief flight with consignment of tents and plastic sheeting. British Red Cross Society 202,076
Consignment of drugs. British Red Cross Society 1,271
Provision of technical expert for disaster assessment and coordination. UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs 50,000
Recruitment of planning specialists, and monitoring and supervision of field operations.
Assistance to the Health Merlin 100,000
Sector Emergency well Care 70,000
rehabilitation Water tankering operations Oxfam 70,000
Total 493,347