asked Her Majesty's Government:
What assistance they are providing to officials in Chad in response to United Nations reports that half of the nearly 180,000 displaced people in that country will not be able to return to their villages by the July deadline if promises on security are not met. [HL1707]
The humanitarian situation in Chad and in western Darfur remains fluid. The rapidly changing humanitarian situation means that the Department for International Development (DfID) is urgently reviewing its funding commitments.
In the financial year 2007-08, the UK Government have committed £6.5 million to Chad through humanitarian agencies. Within these DfID contributions it is difficult to isolate specific support to the internally displaced person population (IDP), as agencies tend to target their interventions to support IDPs, the hosting community and the neighbouring refugee population collectively.