The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 19 July (HL Deb, cols 1616–17), whether humanitarian assistance to (1) the 700,000 in need of food aid, and (2) the three million in need of humanitarian aid, in Burundi will continue to be made available through organisations such as Tearfund, Christian Aid and Oxfam.
Lord Bates: DFID is providing £8 million of life-saving humanitarian assistance over the next three years in Burundi. This will support more than 20,000 food insecure households, including 8,000 malnourished children. Implementing partners have not yet been confirmed, but this support is likely to be delivered through both UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations with a strong track record in Burundi. The Foreign Office continues to work Christian Aid in Burundi to empower local communities to oppose sexual violence.