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Africa: Overseas Aid

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much emergency funding his Department is providing to (a) Niger and (b) Chad to alleviate the current food shortages. (322006)

On 4 March the Department for International Development (DFID) announced a £15 million package of assistance for Niger and Chad. A press release giving full details is available on the DFID website at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/Press-releases/

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department has contributed to (a) Niger and (b) Chad (i) in each sector and (ii) via each implementing partner in each of the last three years. (322010)

The amount of bilateral aid delivered by the Department for International Development (DFID), in each sector, in Niger and Chad, is available on the DFID website, at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-DFID/Finance-and-performance/Aid-Statistics/Statistics-on-International-Development-2009/

Information on implementing partners is not held centrally and cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much funding the UK's partner bilateral and multilateral agencies plan to contribute to the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund; (322007)

(2) how the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund will be administered;

(3) how much funding his Department plans to allocate to each partner non-governmental organisation of the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund.

Details of the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund are published on the Department for International Development's (DFID's) project database, which can be accessed at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/