HC Deb 12 May 1999 vol 331 c164W
Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many refugees and displaced persons have been driven from their homes in (i) Serbia, (ii) Kosovo, (iii) Croatia, (iv) Macedonia, (v) Montenegro, (vi) Bosnia and (vii) Slovenia since 1990 as a result of the civil wars and conflicts in former Yugoslavia; and how much development assistance and humanitarian support has been made available by the British Government to the countries of the regions. [82956]

Clare Short

About 2½ million people have been driven from their homes in the former Yugoslavia as a result of the conflicts since 1991 and an additional 800,000 since March this year. In response, the UK Government have provided over £247 million in humanitarian, reconstruction and development support. We have committed £40 million since March for refugees from Kosovo.

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