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Somalia: Overseas Aid

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has contributed to Somalia in the last 12 months; and on what has it been spent. (295175)

Information on the Department for International Development's (DFID) aid to all developing countries in 2008-09 was published in Statistics on International Development, which is available online:

In 2008-09 (the latest period for which confirmed spending figures are available) total DFID bilateral aid to Somalia was £33 million.

The programme aims to promote peace and better governance across Somalia, meet humanitarian needs, and improve basic services; particularly health and education.

DFID aid to Somalia is delivered through United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), working with local implementation partners.