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Africa (International Red Cross Appeal)

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what response Her Majesty's Government have made to the International Committee of the Red Cross appeal from Africa for the seven months June to December 1979.

Her Majesty's Government made a contribution of £500,000 to the ICRC on 28 December in response to this appeal. In view of the urgent needs of the people of Rhodesia, we have earmarked the whole of this contribution for the ICRC's operations in Rhodesia.