HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c175W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what education projects her Department is supporting in Southern Sudan; and if she will make a statement. [99239]

Clare Short

We are not funding any education projects in Southern Sudan. Britain suspended bilateral aid to Sudan in 1991 following concern about the Government of Sudan's Policies on Human Rights, international issues and the continuing civil war. Substantial support for United Nations and NGO emergency programmes in Sudan continues. Sudan also benefits from DFID' s Civil Society Challenge (Global) Fund, which provides matching funding for a World University Service education initiative with the displaced of Sudan.