Afghanistan: Disaster Relief

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 27th July 2022.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the £2.5 million pledged to Afghanistan following the earthquake of 21 June 2022 has been delivered.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK was one of the first donors to offer its support in response to the earthquake that struck Afghanistan on 22 June, disbursing £2.5 million in full to the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Red Cross to provide life-saving shelter, medication, water and sanitation assistance to affected communities.

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