Select Committee on International Development Minutes of Evidence

Annex C

UK-funded relief flights for Afghan crisis
Date of departure DestinationAeroplane chartered Items deliveredBudgeted cost of flight + items provided by DFID
2 October 2001Mash'had, Iran DC8408 tents£113,551
5 October 2001Mash'had, Iran 747878 tents
300 rolls of plastic sheeting

250 tarpaulins

45 rolls of rope
11 October 2001Islamabad, Pakistan DC8150 tents
150 items of UNHCR communications equipment

  Note: Actual costs have not yet been confirmed.

  We are currently making arrangements for a flight to Uzbekistan (preferably Termez) as soon as possible. This is likely to be an Ilyushin-76 aeroplane carrying a six-person Field Support Team consisting of vehicles, communications, office equipment and accommodation. This will enable a team to establish a programme quickly on the ground, whether in Uzbekistan or Afghanistan, by giving an operational platform from which to work.

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