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Parliamentary Oral Question (Correction)

Volume 583: debated on Thursday 26 June 2014

I am taking this opportunity to provide a corrected answer to a question asked by the hon. Member for Stroud (Neil Carmichael) on 5 March 2014, Official Report, column 877. The hon. Member asked:

What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK’s programme of support for Syrian refugees. [902826]

On the basis of the World Food Programme’s final figures for 2013, the answer to this question is:

The UK has allocated £265 million to support refugees in countries neighbouring Syria, providing approximately 1.3 million monthly food packages last year, 71,000 medical consultations, and an improved water supply for more than 40,000people. We are working closely with Governments, the UN and others to ensure that the overall international response builds resilience and is implemented effectively.