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|Table 3: Police Grant Allocations by English and Welsh Police Authority 2009-10 to 2010-11|
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|Formula Allocation(1)||Allocation(1,4)||Formula Allocation|
|Table 4: Specific Grant Allocations 2008-09 to 2010-11|
The Secretary of State for International Development (Mr. Douglas Alexander): The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is rapidly deteriorating, with an escalating cholera outbreak making an already serious situation much worse.
provide essential drugs and medical supplies;
support the provision of basic health services; and
help UNICEF treat cholera cases and prevent further outbreaks.
With a collapsing health system and a population badly weakened by a prolonged food crisis, HIV and AIDS, the threat from cholera is all the more severe. More than 8,000 cases have already been reported, with over 300 deathsthe vast majority of them preventable under normal conditions. Our contribution will be used to provide vital medical supplies and equipment to treat patients, provide clean water supplies, and ensure that front-line health workers are available to treat patients.
The food crisis in Zimbabwe also remains a serious challenge. The UN estimates that five million people will be in need of food aid as we move into the new year. To date, the UK has provided £9 million to the World Food Programmes appeal. With the results of nutritional surveys in the coming weeks we will, alongside the UN and other donors, monitor closely the need for further contributions.
As the group of elders noted during their recent visit to southern Africa, the need to arrest the humanitarian crisis is now urgent. There is no doubt that this has been caused by a systemic and prolonged failure of policy and leadership in Zimbabwe. Only a political solution and a major change of policy direction by the Government of Zimbabwe can provide what is needed to Zimbabwes people. The international community will continue to support the immediate needs of the Zimbabwean people.
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