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Sudan: Overseas Aid

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Government will contribute to the annual budget of the World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Air Service in Darfur; and if he will make a statement. (195670)

The UK Government do not contribute directly to the annual budget of the World Food Program’s Humanitarian Air Service in Darfur.

The UK Government channel all their humanitarian funding to UN agencies in Sudan through the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). The UK Government have committed £40 million to the CHF and £40 million to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2008. The Humanitarian Air Service is currently applying for money from the CHF and the CERF.