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To ask Her Majesty's Government what budgetary arrangements and resources, both human and materiel, have been allocated for humanitarian and stabilisation activities in Libya.
The UN is co-ordinating humanitarian aid and leading the planning for building longer-term stability in Libya. Britain recognises that early preparation for the future is vital, and will continue to play its part. The situation is still unfolding. We stand ready to work with the UN and others to make an assessment of longer term stabilisation support needs in Libya, as conditions allow.
Currently the Department for International Development (DfID) has a rolling team of approximately 15 people working on the response to the Libyan crisis, including on humanitarian, international engagement and stabilisation issues. In addition DfID has six humanitarian advisers deployed to the field (two at the Tunisian border, two at the Egyptian border, one in Cairo and one in Ankara).
The tri-departmental Stabilisation Unit (consisting of staff from DfID, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence) has a rolling team of approximately 10 people in London working on Libya issues. It has deployed five advisers to the region at different points over the past two months to support government efforts on Libya.
Details of DfID's material contributions in response to the Libya unrest (as of
|DfID Bilateral Contributions in Response to Libya Unrest|
|To assist people within Libya|
|Support to ICRC||Medical supplies to assist people within Libya||ICRC||£2m|
|Shelter Supplies||Tents and blankets for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Libya||To be distributed by the Libyan Red Crescent||£0.765m|
|To assist people seeking to leave Libya|
|Shelter Supplies||Shelter supplies for people at the Libyan borders||IOM/UNHCR||£0.84m|
|Repatriations||Repatriation flights for people at the Libyan borders (35 flights to move 6,195 Egyptians and 521 Bangladeshis) and support to IOM operations||IOM (including in kind contribution of flights)||£3.1m|
|Support to IOM (repatriations)||Funding for additional repatriation flights for approximately 6,000 people||IOM/UNHCR||£4m|
|Air Operation Advisers (including extension agreed April 2011)||Advisers seconded to UNHCR||UNHCR||£0.175m|
|DFID Indirect Contributions|
|EC||15% of €30m EC Funds Committed||Various||£3.87m|
In addition, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has contributed £500,000 to the United Nations Department for Political Affairs for activity to encourage a positive political and stabilisation process in Libya.