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Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to the Iraqi government to increase the water flow into the Hawizeh marshes. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: The Department for International Development (DFID) is not providing any assistance directly to the Iraqi Government to increase the water flow into the Hawizeh marshes. However, the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq, to which the UK has contributed £70 million, has supported an $11 million UN Environment Programme project to support environmental management of the Iraqi Marshlands.