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Flooding: India

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 25 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided assistance to the people of Bihar displaced by last year's flooding and recently evicted from camps by their Government. [HL2202]

The Department for International Development (DfID) provided £1.15 million to UNICEF for immediate assistance to those displaced in Bihar by the Kosi River flooding.

We are currently considering a further £2.5 million of assistance to the Government of Bihar for infrastructure rehabilitation activities in affected towns.