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Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to India after (A) the earthquake in 2001 and (B) the floods in 2002. 
Mr. Thomas: Following the Indian earthquake in 2001, the Conflicts and Humanitarian Affairs Department of DFID committed and disbursed £6.93 million of relief through UN agencies, NGOs and other international organisations. The Conflicts and Humanitarian Affairs Department also spent £1.77 million on direct action, including: funding a search and rescue team, providing humanitarian assessments and logistical support, and providing relief supplies including tents, plastic sheeting, trauma kits and blankets.
Following the Indian floods in 2002, the Conflicts and Humanitarian Affairs Department of DFID committed and disbursed £322,269 through the International Federation of the Red Cross, Oxfam, Tearfund, and Save the Children Fund UK. Of this, £2,281 was returned due to savings made during implementation.
DFID India did not allocate funds towards flood relief in Orissa in 2002. However, some funds were provided through ongoing programmes such as the Community Based Drought Response Project (implemented by CARE) which used a portion of their allocation (£35,000) to respond to floods in three districts of Orissa: Bolangir, Gajapati, and Kandhamal.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Kenya after the droughts of (A) 2001, (B) 2002 and (C) 2004. 
Hilary Benn: The UK government pledged, committed and delivered a total of £25 million of humanitarian assistance to Kenya following the droughts of 2001, 2002 and 2004 (£15 million in 2001, £3 million in 2002 and £7 million in 2004). The bulk of this assistance (approximately 99 per cent.) was delivered in form of financial support which helped purchase and distribute food, nutritional supplements and essential medical supplies and the rest provided for technical personnel support. The UK is the second largest bilateral humanitarian donor in Kenya after the United States.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Mozambique after the floods in 2000. 
Hilary Benn: The UK Government pledged £26 million at the Rome donor conference held in response to the Government of Mozambique's appeal for assistance following the 2000 floods. Our actual expenditure was £37 million. This was composed of £10 million in additional budgetary assistance to the Government of Mozambique to compensate for revenue losses, £7 million for the reconstruction of the north-south highway and a total of £20 million channelled through United Nations agencies and NGOs to meet a range of emergency needs, including food assistance, helicopter operations, provision of water and sanitation and logistical support. Given the number of projects and agencies involved, providing the detailed breakdown requested would incur disproportionate cost.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial, (b) material, (c) personnel and (d) other aid the UK Government (i) pledged, (ii) committed and (iii) delivered to Niger in the last 10 years for which records are available. 
Hilary Benn: DFID has not had a development assistance programme with Niger during the past 10 years, but does provide significant support through multilateral channels such as United Nations agencies and the EC development programme, of which the estimated UK share amounted to £6.2 million in 2002. We have also provided debt relief, humanitarian assistance and small project support. Details are shown in the following table.
Having reached Completion Point under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in April 2004, Niger is now benefiting from increased debt relief. From 1 January 2005 this includes multilateral debt
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relief of which the cost to the UK is estimated to be around £9.035 million between now and 2015.
In February, as part of efforts to strengthen UK/France cooperation on development issues in Africa, DFID agreed to provide an initial £7 million, through the French development programme, in support of Niger's basic education policy, with particular emphasis on getting more girls into primary education.
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In recent months DFID has made a significant contribution to the food crisis relief operation in Niger. Our total support of £3.25 million is among the top three contributions, and among the quickest. Our funding will contribute to the general feeding of up to 1,700,000 people, nutritional therapy for up to 60,000 malnourished children, emergency health care for up to 1,750,000 vulnerable people, and emergency livestock interventions for up to 21,000 people.
|Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative|||||||||||
|Other Debt Relief||333||355||665||698||629|
|Wholly Financed Personnel: Long Term||||43||25||||9|
|Other DFID assistance|
|Heads of Mission Schemes||10||||||||4|
|Joint Funding Scheme||288||69||126||150||164|
|Civil Society Challenge Fund|||||||||||
|Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative||||||126||61||2,973|
|Other Debt Relief||847||219||182||144||5,985|
|Wholly Financed Personnel: Long Term|||||||||||
|Other DFID assistance|
|Heads of Mission Schemes||15||20||||||35|
|Joint Funding Scheme||130||108||58||58||31|
|Civil Society Challenge Fund||5||||||||28|
Dan Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the (a) organisations and (b) projects operating in the Palestinian Territories being (i) funded and (ii) partially sponsored by his Department. 
|Direct budget support to the Palestinian Authority||17.2 million over 2 years|
|Assistance to the Negotiations Affairs Department||9.2 million over 7 years|
|Support for Public Administration and Civil Service Reform||5 million over 5 years|
|Sustainable Management of Aquifers||3.7 million over 7 years|
|Support to European Union Co-ordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support||1.6 million over 3 years|
|Support to Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics||1 million over 6 years|
|Support for Palestinian Pro-poor Participatory planning project||950,000 over 2 years|
|Support for Hydrometric Monitoring||431,000 over 3 years|
|Rehabilitation of Jericho Police Training Centre||225,000 over 2 years|
|Provision of World Bank private sector and aid co-ordination capacity||180,000 over 1 year|
|UNRWA General Fund||61 million over last 3 years|
|UNRWA external review||70,000|
|Support to UNRWA education management system||2.6 million over 5 years|
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