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Refugee Camps: Algeria

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 24 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department provides to people from western Sahara in refugee camps in Algeria. (281801)

The Department for International Development (DFID) supports Sahrawi refugees through its share of the budget of the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and its £19 million contributions to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), for its work with refugees across the world. In 2008, ECHO committed to provide €10 million to support Sahrawi refugees, while UNHCR spent $3.1 million in their support.