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Uganda: International Aid

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will continue financial assistance to the Government of Uganda for northern Uganda, or contribute to the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan and civil society organisations working in the north. [HL4012]

Support to northern Uganda is a priority for the UK Government’s programme in Uganda. The UK Government’s Department for International Development is allocating resources to support the implementation of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) which is the Uganda Government's overarching framework for the recovery effort. The objective is to support a smooth transition from humanitarian to development programming, delivering benefits to the people of the north and helping to sustain peace. DfID together with other development partners is currently in discussions with the Government about the most appropriate way to finance the PRDP.

In the mean time, DfID will continue to allocate its resources through a range of actors including the World Bank, the United Nations, the Red Cross Movement, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations.