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Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what indicators his Department uses to assess the effectiveness of its programmes in reducing the number of children who die before their fifth birthday. 
In order to assess the effectiveness of our programmes to improve maternal and newborn
health, the Department for International Development (DFID) draws on national data and statistics, as well as data and statistics collected by DFID's partners, including agencies such as the GAVI Alliance and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
At the global level, DFID also draws on data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Millennium Development Goal (MDG) database, to assess progress against MDGs four and five, pertaining to maternal and child health.
Mr O'Brien: The Department for International Development (DFID) had a full-time humanitarian expert based at the British high commission in Colombo from May 2009 to July 2010. Since then, officials in the British high commission in Colombo have monitored the situation and are in regular contact with the Government of Sri Lanka, UN Country Team, the International Committee of the Red Cross, NGOs and donors.
Anas Sarwar: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the International Organisation for Migration on the return of internally displaced people in Sri Lanka to their homes. 
Mr O'Brien: The Department for International Development (DFID) has funded two humanitarian programmes with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), both of which are now complete. Officials in the British high commission in Colombo continue to monitor the situation of the internally displaced people and are in regular communication with agencies based in Sri Lanka including the IOM.