HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc173-4W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his UN and EU counterparts on the refugee situation in Guinea. [152189]

Mr. Wilson

We are in close contact with the UN and EU on the refugee situation in Guinea. Our UN Permanent Representative in Geneva discussed the issue with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 23 February. The UK has committed £12 million in humanitarian assistance to Guinea and the region since December 2000. We have also sent a career diplomat to Conakry to strengthen the bilateral relationship and to ensure that our response to the refugee crisis is effective and well-targeted.