§ Clare Short
The Department for International Development has a contingency reserve which can be drawn on to respond to emergencies. Funds may also be allocated from country programme budgets. A high priority is given to ensuring that adequate resources are made available very quickly for humanitarian emergencies, whatever their nature and whatever the source of the appeal.
Since 1 May 1997 my Department has provided over £42 million in response to specific appeals in support of famine relief. These appeals, and DFID's contribution in each case, are listed:
£million UN 1998 Consolidated Appeal for Sudan 25.23 World Food Programme in support of the International Emergency Food Reserve programmes and Protracted Relief Operation 6.4 World Food Programme 2.99 World Food Programme, Malawi 1.0 UNICEF, Kenya 0.4 Action Aid, Kenya 0.05 Christian Aid, Kenya 0.09 GOAL, Kenya 0.08 Oxfam, Kenya 2.24 World Food Programme, Kenya 1.96 Action Contre La Famin, Uganda 0.1 Christian Aid, Tanzania 0.22 Cafod/Caritas, Tanzania 0.17 Norwegian People's Aid, Tanzania 0.21 SCF, Tanzania 0.1 Oxfam, Tanzania 0.18 World Food Programme, Tanzania 0.18 Action Aid, Haiti 0.09 Save the Children, Haiti 0.02 Action Aid, Vietnam 0.01 International Federation of the Red Cross, North Korea 0.08 International Federation of the Red Cross, Nicaragua 0.05 UN Development Programme, Guyana 0.16 International Federation of the Red Cross, Guyana 0.03 Cash through Post, Micronesia 0.01 Cash through Post, Solomon Islands 0.01 Cash through Post, Papua New Guinea 0.05 Salvation Army, Papua New Guinea 0.1 World Vision, Papua New Guinea 0.09 UK Foundation for the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea 0.04 Christian Aid, Papua New Guinea 0.12