HC Deb 02 November 1998 vol 318 cc300-1W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on her Department's current relationship with the Government of Sudan with regard to aid projects. [57765]

Clare Short

We do not provide aid through Government of Sudan channels. Our bilateral development programme was terminated in 1991. Our substantial programme of humanitarian assistance, £34 million since January including our share of EC assistance, is channelled through UN agencies and international non-government organisations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross. Some small project grants are provided direct to local grass roots organisations.

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