Burundian Refugee Safety

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 2016.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 29th June 2016

Yes, I think I can give the hon. Gentleman that assurance. This has been an issue that has been glowing red on our radar screen for some time now. As I have said, we are the second largest bilateral donor to the regional appeal. We have contingency plans in place. We have announced an additional £15 million to support Tanzania in its preparedness for an escalation and we have released money and technical expertise to be deployed in Burundi to support any escalation in the humanitarian crisis.