Nepal: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to tackle the blockage of foreign aid to Nepal across the Indian border.

Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received of allegations of India blocking foreign aid to Nepal.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

We are deeply concerned about the impact of the border blockages and resulting fuel crisis in Nepal. This has affected all sectors of the economy and has affected the humanitarian relief effort and the supply of reconstruction materials.

The UK has urged all parties to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue. I issued a statement on 13th October expressing concern that much needed humanitarian supplies are yet to reach many people still living in temporary shelter.

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