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Kenya: Overseas Aid

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) development and (b) humanitarian aid to Kenya his Department (i) provided in each of the last five years and (ii) has provided since the elections. (194522)

The information requested is as follows:

£ million

Development aid

2003-04

25.3

2004-05

29.9

2005-06

45.5

2006-07

52

2007-08

50

Humanitarian aid

2003-04

0.229

2004-05

5.517

2005-06

16.577

2006-07

13.240

2007-08

15.7

1 Of which 2.226 since elections.

Since the election crisis the Department for International Development (DFID) has made no payments to the Kenyan Government. DFID has provided over £2 million of humanitarian assistance and £3 million of development aid to organisations such as Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium.

DFID Kenya’s programme continues to be under review.