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Eritrea: Overseas Aid

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value has been of Government aid to Eritrea in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; through which relief agencies the funding has been channelled; and to what projects it has been allocated. (243937)

The Department for International Development's (DFID) bilateral budget for Eritrea in 2008-09 is £2.1 million. £2 million of this is for UNICEF's water and sanitation programme, the remainder for Oxfam's water and sanitation project in Debub. In the event of an humanitarian crisis we would consider making further funds available.

Details on DFID bilateral expenditure in Eritrea in 2006-07 and 2007-08 are in the following table.

DFID bilateral expenditure in Eritrea, 2006-07 to 2008-09

£000

Project title

Channel of delivery

2006-07

2007-08

ICRC 2008 Appeal

British Red Cross

1,500

UNHCR2007

Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees

600

UNICEF Nutrition 2007

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

500

DIA/ICCO Supplementary Food II

Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation

286

481

UNICEF: Health 2007/08

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

330

WHO Health 2007

World Health Organisation

200

Watsan Consultant

HR Wallingford Ltd

11

IRC Health Debub

International Rescue

452

UNICEF Watsan 2006

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

500

Oxfam Debub Water

OXFAM

18

UNICEF Health Nutrition

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

1,000

OCHA Co-ordination and support

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

223

2007 Eritrea Appeal

British Red Cross

1,000