Burundi: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st March 2016.

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Photo of Jo Cox Jo Cox Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has for post-conflict assistance in Burundi.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is gravely concerned about the ongoing political and human rights crisis in Burundi. DFID has provided technical support, in the form of secondment of experts, to support and strengthen the capacity of UN agencies working in Burundi, and has deployed a humanitarian adviser to the region in support of the response and to monitor funding provided so far.

DFID has provided £21.15 million since April 2015 to support shelter, food, healthcare and livelihoods assistance for Burundian refugees in Tanzania and Rwanda. DFID is also supporting refugees in the DRC and Uganda through existing programmes and the provision of technical advice. DFID offices across the region are working closely to monitor the situation, review preparedness activities and provide humanitarian support.

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