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Somaliland: Overseas Aid

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on humanitarian projects in Somaliland in the last 12 months. (290489)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has not funded any humanitarian projects in Somaliland in the last 12 months. During this period we have committed approximately £25 million to UN agencies, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for their humanitarian work in South-Central Somalia, reflecting the greater need there. DFID has an active development programme in Somaliland, on which almost £6 million was spent in 2008-09.