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Haiti: Earthquakes

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what equipment was used by fire and rescue personnel deployed to Haiti; and if he will make a statement. (320284)

The following equipment was used by the UK fire and rescue personnel deployed to Haiti; technical search equipment including cameras, listening devices and dogs; light concrete breaking equipment; hand tools including percussion rescue tool (PRT); chainsaws; lighting and generators; and medical kit including splints, pain relief and stretchers.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided to each (a) multi-national organisation and (b) UK non-governmental organisation which it has funded as part of the Haiti relief operation; and if he will make a statement. (320285)

Details of funding provided by the Department for International Development (DFID) to non-governmental organisations and multilateral organisations to help the relief operation in Haiti are provided in the following table.

£

Non governmental organisation

Merlin

398,998

Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED)

400,000

Action Against Hunger (ACF)

1,000,000

Handicap International

500,000

Oxfam

1,000,000

Multilateral organisation

Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

1,000,000

World Food Programme (WFP)

2,000,000

Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO)

300,000

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

1,120,000

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

1,000,000