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Humanitarian Aid

International Development written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial resources his Department has allocated to dealing with humanitarian disasters in the remainder of the comprehensive spending review period.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) has set aside an allocation of £20.9 million to deal with rapid onset disasters for each remaining year of the comprehensive spending review period to 31 March 2015. We also have additional funds available to draw on should they be required as disasters occur.

Following DFID's Multilateral Aid Review and the UK Government Response to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review we have also agreed predictable multi-year humanitarian core funding of £768.9 million for UN agencies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies over the comprehensive spending review period 2011-12 to 2014-15.

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