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Burma: Overseas Aid

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to investigate means of providing (a) in-country and (b) cross-border assistance to Chin state, western Burma. (198375)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is already providing a significant amount of support to Chin State from inside the country. This includes support to livelihoods and community development activities through the United Nations Development Programme in every Township in Chin State; and support through the Three Diseases Fund for work on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. In addition we have regular discussions with Chin civil society groups about conditions in Chin State, and the prospects for provision of additional support.