HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c107W
Mr. McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action the Government have taken to assist Government and non-Governmental organisations in Kenya to tackle the environmental and economic problems resulting from the drought in that country. [143384]

Clare Short

This financial year, we are spending a total of £15.5 million on drought relief in Kenya. Of this, £12 million has been contributed to the World Food Programme's Emergency Operation for the purchase of food and nutritional supplements for distribution by NGOs to the worst-affected communities. The balance is being given to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, UNICEF and NGOs to distribute agricultural inputs including seeds; for emergency water supplies and environmentally friendly borehole and waterpoint rehabilitation; for further child nutritional support, and for livestock vaccination and other assistance to pastoralists affected by the drought.

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