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Humanitarian Aid

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much core funding has been provided by his Department to humanitarian agencies for 2008-09. (224135)

With increasing humanitarian needs and the requirement for a stronger global system, the Department for International Development (DFID) works with multilateral agencies to enhance their effectiveness in providing humanitarian support and response. Core funding arrangements, which are linked to additional performance, are currently in place with the: International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Office for the Co-ordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). Total funding for these agencies for 2008-09 is £39 million.