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Bangladesh: Storms

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what organisations his Department engaged to disperse relief supplies in Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr in 2007. (211637)

UK assistance for relief supplies after Cyclone Sidr was channelled through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs). DFID also provided some relief items in kind, from its stocks in Dubai. These items were disbursed by HelpAge, CARE Bangladesh, Oxfam, Save the Children, and BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities). Full details of UK support following Cyclone Sidr can be found on the DFID website: www.dfid.gov.uk.