Skip to main content

Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support his Department has given to the government of Sri Lanka for the construction and maintenance of resettlement camps for Tamil refugees in northern Sri Lanka in the last 12 months. (273222)

The UK Government have given no financial support to the Government of Sri Lanka.

Since September 2008 the Department for International Development (DFID) has allocated £12.5 million of humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka. Of this, approximately £6.5 million has been used to support resettlement camp work through impartial international agencies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

£6 million remains to respond rapidly to needs on the ground as they evolve.