HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 c147W
Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assistance has been provided by the Government to the International Committee of the Red Cross to support its humanitarian work. [20009]

Dr. Liam Fox

My right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has recently announced a new contribution of £5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross. This contribution will support programmes which include protection and assistance for victims of conflicts, the dissemination of international humanitarian law, and the provision of humanitarian relief and medical assistance to conflict affected groups.

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