HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c3W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial assistance the UK is giving to Sudan. [22976]

Clare Short

This calendar year DFID has pledged over £6.3 million for humanitarian work in Sudan.

This includes contributions to both of the 2001 Appeals for Sudan made by the International Committee of the Red Cross and World Food Programme (£2 million and £1 million respectively); other responses, funded through non-governmental organisations (NGOs)—such as Save the Children, Medecins sans Frontieres, Action Contre la Faim, Care, the Intermediate Technology Development Group and Oxfam—have involved emergency therapeutic feeding (for children) in North Darfur; emergency medical intervention (for children) in western Darfur; water projects in North Darfur and South Kordofan; flood relief; Kala Azar treatment in Gedaref State and Upper Nile; TB treatment in Upper Nile; alleviation of malnutrition in Bentiu; assisting women's rights development associations; and the returning of abducted women and children to their homes.

We monitor the situation carefully and will make further responses as necessary.

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