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Haiti: Earthquakes

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken together with British charities to co-ordinate the provision of assistance to Haiti. (320288)

The Department for International Development (DFID) maintains a close relationship with British non-governmental organisations. Since the earthquake in Haiti I have had four meetings with civil society groups to discuss how the UK can best provide assistance. One of the meetings was also attended by Sir John Holmes, United Nations Emergency Relief Co-ordinator, who is leading the co-ordination of the international relief effort in Haiti.