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Burma: Humanitarian Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 181244, tabled on 18 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance her Department is providing to internally displaced people in (a) Kachin State and (b) Shan State.

Answered on

24 October 2018

We are deeply concerned by continued reports of violence in Kachin and northern Shan States, which has led to a further 8,000 people being displaced since February 2018. DFID is providing humanitarian support to displaced populations. In the last financial year, DFID spent £6.1 million on humanitarian assistance for conflict affected people in Kachin and Northern Shan states. We continue to raise our concerns with both military and civilian Ministers in the Government of Burma.