§ The Earl of Sandwich
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What response they have made to the latest United Nations Relief and Works Agency appeal for the West Bank and Gaza; and how this compares to the contributions of other European Union member states and the United States. [HL2798]
§ The Secretary of State for International Development (Baroness Amos):
The UK has contributed 2.9 million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) fifth emergency appeal, covering the period 1 January to 30 June 2003. This brings the total UK support for UNRWA's emergency appeals to 35.5 million dollars since December 2000.
Current contributions from other EC member states and the USA to UNRWA's fifth appeal are:
$million Denmark 1.2 Italy 1.1 Sweden 3.3 USA 15.0 Figures as of 30 March 2003