§ Clare Short
The bilateral aid programme to Sudan was suspended in 1991. Since then, UK aid has been given through United Nations and international non-government agencies to the poorose and most vulnerable groups in Sudan suffering the effects of famine and the continuing civil war. Details over the last three years are as follows:
Bilateral emergency aid to Sudan 1994–95 to 1996–97 £ Year Food aid 1 Disaster relief2 Refugee relief Disaster preparedness Total 1994–95 5,314 5,634 995 7 11,950 1995–96 — 3,358 485 — 3,844 1996–97 1,283 871 287 — 2,441 1DFID uses the World Food Programme as a means of delivering emergency food aid. These amounts are recorded as bilateral food aid as DFID has control over the decision to provide such food aid to a particular destination. Regular non-emergency provisions of food aid are not included in this table. 2 DFID uses certain UN Agencies as a means of delivering emergency assistance to individual countries. These amounts are recorded as bilateral disaster relief as DFID has influence over the use and destination of funds.