South Sudan: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Trade and Investment)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many South Sudanese local and national non-governmental organisations received humanitarian aid from her Department; and what proportion of her Department's overall aid for South Sudan that represented in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

DFID has provided over £70 million to the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) over the last 3 years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2016, the SSHF provided over £70 million to reach over 1.2m people with WASH, nutrition, health, and other lifesaving activities. Approximately £8 million of this funding was delivered through local and national NGOs.

In addition to our bilateral funding, targeted support is being provided through DFID’s centrally managed Disaster Emergency Preparedness Programme to deliver 3 projects supporting national and local NGOs in South Sudan to engage more effectively in humanitarian preparedness and response.

Financial Year

DFID bilateral programme outturn (in £s)

2015/16

188.184m

2014/15

158.013m

2013/14

139.647m

2012/13

108.516m

Figures for financial year 2016/17 will be published in the DFID Annual Report and accounts due for publication in Summer 2017.

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