HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c225W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the aid given to the Sudan Government in each of the last three years, indicating the form in which that aid was given. [28664]

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.

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