HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 cc435-6W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of the need for post-trauma counselling in Rwanda. [68101]

Clare Short

We have not been directly involved in assessing the need for post-trauma counselling although other donors, including United Nations Children's Fund, have been involved in this important area. Rwanda is a deeply traumatised society. The Rwandan Government's reconciliation agenda recognises this. The partnership we are developing with the Government is focused on the provision of long-term, flexible financing in support of this agenda. The objectives of our support are set out in my letter of 26 January to my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Ms King), a copy of which is in the Library of the House.

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