To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the international aid budget has been spent on (a) disaster relief and (b) refugee assistance in each of the last five years.
The amount of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) spent on humanitarian assistance in each of the last 5 years is set out in the table below. In line with the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) classification, this includes expenditure on emergency response, reconstruction relief and rehabilitation, and disaster prevention and preparedness.
This expenditure covers humanitarian support overseas to both refugees and non-refugees. Detailed data is not collected to separately identify expenditure overseas solely on refugees.
UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Humanitarian Assistance and support to refugees 2010 -2015, £ million
Total (£ million)
Information on total UK ODA is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572063/statistics-on-international-development-2016a.pdf.
1.The definition for humanitarian assistance and support to refugees in the UK is set internationally by the OECD DAC.
2.Covering basic costs only for the first year of stay in the UK.
3.The figures for humanitarian assistance and refugee costs cover UK bilateral and multilateral aid.