Southern Africa: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 23rd January 2018.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government which aid programmes they have supported in (1) Swaziland, (2) Botswana, and (3) Lesotho, since May 2015.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK provided £5.7million of bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Lesotho in 2016. DFID provided £4.8 million of this total in drought response through the United Nations Humanitarian appeal for assistance for food security, access to water, and recovery of livelihoods and the contribution helped to provide targeted assistance to 375,000 people affect by the drought.

UK bilateral ODA to Botswana and Swaziland in 2016 supported education programmes funded through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The table below shows the amount of UK bilateral ODA that was received by Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland between 2015 and 2016.

Millions £

2015

2016

Botswana

1.1

0.3

Lesotho

0.4

5.7

Swaziland

0.2

0.0

Source: Statistics on International Development (SID) 2017 (see below)

Full details on all the projects supported in these countries can be found on gov.uk website.

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