Bishop of St Albans asks about aid to Afghanistan

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Afghanistan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con): The UK has provided the following amounts of overseas aid to Afghanistan over 2017 to 2021:

2017 £235 million

2018 £249 million

2019 £290 million

2020 £226 million

2021 £150 million

The 2017-2020 figure represent the total UK bilateral Overseas Development Assistance across Government reported in Statistics on International Development (SID). The SIDS data for 2021 is provisional and does not include detail by country, the 2021 figure noted represents only the FCDO’s spend for 2021.


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