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The Gulf

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources have now been made available by the United Kingdom, as part of the international relief effort, to assist those refugees fleeing from Iraq and Kuwait.

The Government have provided almost £11 million to help developing country nationals fleeing from Iraq and Kuwait. Of this, £2 million was contributed to the international airlift and £750,000 to provide relief in the camps in Jordan. The balance is the United Kingdom share of European Community emergency programmes. British voluntary agencies and airlines also responded quickly and generously to the relief effort.