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Sudan: Human Rights

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 12 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool has had on the humanitarian situation in Darfur. (233779)

The UK Government are addressing the humanitarian situation in Darfur through the Department for International Development’s (DFID) bilateral programme rather than through the Conflict Prevention Pool (CPP). We monitor the humanitarian situation closely and discuss it regularly with the British embassy, the joint DFID-FCO Sudan unit and with development partners in Sudan. DFID’s programme includes an annual contribution to the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), which allows the UN’s Humanitarian Co-ordinator to target urgent humanitarian needs. In 2008 we have provided £40 million for the CHF—around 50 per cent. of the total.