HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c6W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department is giving to civil society organisations in Zimbabwe. [22690]

Clare Short

In Zimbabwe we are helping church and school communities to deliver supplementary feeding to children and vulnerable adults. We are also supporting civic organisations on democratic and legal rights awareness. We are helping to build the capacity of NGOs to respond to emergency needs. We also meet regularly with UK based NGOs to discuss development policy and effectiveness, and to give advice and support on operational concerns.