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South Waziristan

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has provided to those displaced by recent violence in South Waziristan. (303277)

We have made available £2 million to help meet immediate needs of those newly displaced by conflict in South Waziristan. Funds are being used by NGOs to support shelter, water, sanitation and medical services. This new funding commitment brings the UK contribution for the displaced in North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to £34 million. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and stand ready to provide further support.