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Afghanistan and Pakistan: Overseas Aid

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-governmental organisations are receiving funding from his Department to conduct aid work in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan; and how much each is receiving in 2009-10. (317247)

Details of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) bilateral aid delivered by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in recipient countries are published annually in “Statistics on International Development”, which is available in the House Library or online at:

Final data for 2009-10 are not yet available and will be published in the 2010 edition of “Statistics on International Development”.

Following is a list of some of the NGOs in Afghanistan and Pakistan that DFID has funded so far in 2009-10. For security reasons it is not possible to name all individual NGOs receiving direct funding from DFID in Afghanistan.


HALO Trust

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

The British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)

Agency Co-ordinating Body for Afghanistan Relief (ACBAR)

Mercy Corps

Peace Dividend Trust

War Child

BBC World Service Trust


Relief International


Actionaid UK



Concern World Wide

Catholic Relief Services

Handicap International

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Medical Corps

International Relief Committee

Mercy Corps


Muslim Aid

Oxfam GB

Relief International

Save the Children UK

Sarhad Rural Support Programme

Contact International

Rabta Consortium

Nai Zindagi

Family Health International

Rural Support Programme Network

Mountain Glacier Protection Organisation