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Pakistan: Earthquakes

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government provided to the Government of Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake. (228312)

In the first six months after the October 2005 earthquake the Department for International Development (DFID) provided £53 million for emergency relief to help the 3.5 million people affected. This support included the provision of water and sanitation, shelter, food and helicopter and aeroplane flights to get aid to where it was most needed.

Since then, we have been working closely with the Government of Pakistan on the reconstruction and rehabilitation process with support totalling £49 million to date.