Burma: Ethnic Groups

Department for International Development written question – answered on 10th July 2018.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what arrangements have been made for the provision of aid to the Karen people in Myanmar in response to recent violence in that country.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Through a range of funding instruments, international and local partners, DFID has provided humanitarian emergency support, livelihood activities as well as longer term health improvement programmes. This includes:

  • Nearly 100,000 people tested for Malaria and treated 2,400 confirmed cases;
  • 7,682 suspected Tuberculosis cases in 2017, 515 were confirmed and received treatment;
  • USD 4.38 million of loans were disbursed in 2017; and
  • 9,500 refugees in Thailand are receiving humanitarian assistance.

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