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Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department is providing to the Ogaden area of Ethiopia in 2008-09. (249659)

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not target funding specifically to the Ogaden area of the Somali region of Ethiopia.

In 2008-09, DFID will spend £17.4 million in the Somali region of Ethiopia: £11.9 million through the United Nations and NGOs in response to the humanitarian crisis; and £5.5 million to help improve education, health, water and sanitation, agriculture and roads in the region.