HC Deb 20 March 1998 vol 308 c741W
Mr. Timms

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the assistance her Department is providing to projects in Burundi. [35205]

Clare Short

Since October 1993, the UK has provided over £38.6 million in humanitarian assistance to Burundi; including our share of assistance provided through the European Commission. Our bilateral assistance is channelled through UN agencies and international Non-Governmental Organisations. We also continue to be a major supporter of human rights work in Burundi. This month, we pledged a further £0.8 million to the UN's human rights operation.