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Overseas Aid: Sri Lanka

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide a breakdown of how the £1 million funding announced on 24 May 2007 for Sri Lanka will be spent; and whether any of this will be provided for education programmes. (140884)

Of the £1 million that DFID has allocated to humanitarian activities in Sri Lanka:

£800,000 will be given to ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) to contribute towards protection and assistance, including providing essential household items, hygiene kits and baby supplies.

£100,000 will be given to OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) contributing to more effective and coordinated delivery of humanitarian assistance.

£100,000 will be given to UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security) to contribute to safer delivery of humanitarian assistance through improved security information management, analysis and dissemination.

No funds have been allocated for education programmes.