International Development written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the death rate in Darfur.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn The Secretary of State for International Development

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation are carrying out a nutritional survey which will provide an up to date estimate of death rates: preliminary results are due on 15 October. The best current estimates show that the average crude mortality rate in Darfur remains below the recognised emergency threshold of 1 death per 10,000 population per day.

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