International Development written question – answered on 17th December 2001.

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Photo of Dr Jenny Tonge Dr Jenny Tonge Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial assistance her Department has given to aid agencies working in Somalia in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001; and if she will list the assistance according to type.

Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Secretary of State, Department for International Development

The information is as follows.



World Vision: agricultural rehabilitation work in Middle Juba (£198,230).

Minority Rights Group: pastoralist communities in seven countries including Somalia (£154,141 1 ).


World Vision: primary health care programme in Bay region (£198,582).

Health Unlimited: Saxan Saxo Well Women Project, Somaliland (£250,000 1 ).

Primary Education:

Save the Children: community based primary education project in Belet Weyn (£230,518).


Action Contre la Faim: emergency nutritional intervention in Gedo (£168,722).


General Emergency and Humanitarian:

International Committee of the Red Cross: 2001 Appeal for Somalia (£1,000,000).

Security and Co-ordination of Relief Work:

United Nations: 2001 Consolidated appeal for Somalia—for UN security and co-ordination activities (£410,850).


World Vision: primary health care projects in Middle Juba (£328,785) and Bay Region (£266,163).

Medecins sans Frontieres: health assistance projects in the Bakool Region (£207,000) and Middle Shabelle Region (£377,689).


International Organisation for Migration: workshop to encourage Somali women's participation in the peace process (£88,969).

Water and Sanitation:

Norwegian Peoples' Aid: water rehabilitation in the Sool Region (£200,173).


Africa Educational Trust: developing community school partnerships in Somaliland (£123,863 1 ).

1 These projects were funded by the Civil Society Challenge Fund and the contribution covers three to five years operations. All other projects run for 12 months or less.

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