International Development written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the UK has given to Yemen since 1 January 2012; and what comparative assessment she has made of the level of such spending in other EU countries.

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

The UK Government has provided over £172 million in bilateral aid to Yemen since January 2012. DFID does not hold data for the amount spent in this period for other European donors. However, the latest pledge and disbursement data collated by the Government of Yemen for the period April 2012 to December 2013 is shown in the following table. The period to which the UK’s pledge applies to extends to March 2015.

Donor Pledged (million USD) Disbursed (million USD)
European Commission 215.4 119.75
Denmark 30 15
France 88.1 3.1
Germany 157.6 55.4
Italy 45 0
Netherlands 100 50.28
Spain 1.5 1.5
Sweden 46.9 40.9
United Kingdom 311 200.7

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