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Indonesia

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial assistance the Government has pledged to Indonesia following the tsunami on 17 July 2006; through which organisations this assistance will be channelled; over what timescale; and what non-financial assistance has been pledged. (88414)

DFID has not provided any assistance in the wake of the tsunami in Central and West Java because the Government of Indonesia has stated that it does not require international assistance. The Indonesian Minister of People's Welfare has provided 750 million Indonesian Rupiah (£43 million) to the local government in Ciasmis, West Java and 250 million Indonesian Rupiah (£14.5 million) to the local government in Cilacap, Central Java for their emergency response.

DFID staff in Jakarta and London continue to monitor the situation and are ready to provide assistance if it is needed.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what plans his Department has to assist the Indonesian government in helping Java recover from the recent tsunami, other than through financial aid; (88790)

(2) what funding his Department has (a) pledged, (b) committed and (c) spent to support areas of Indonesia affected by the recent tsunami.

DFID has not provided any assistance in the wake of the tsunami in Central and West Java because the Government of Indonesia has stated that it does not require international assistance. The Indonesian Minister of People's Welfare has provided 750 million Indonesian Rupiah (£43 million) to the local government in Ciasmis, West Java and 250 million Indonesian Rupiah (£14.5 million) to the local government in Cilacap, Central Java for their emergency response.

DFID staff in Jakarta and London continue to monitor the situation and are ready to provide assistance if it is needed, including for longer term recovery.