Select Committee on International Development Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary Memorandum submitted by the Department for International Development

  ECHO funds disbursement to Afghanistan

  ECHO has committed 31.3 million euros for Afghanistan since September 2001 through United Nations agencies, the Red Cross movement and non-governmental organisations.

  ECHO reports that it cannot currently provide specific information on the time taken to disburse grants for Afghanistan due to the need for manual retrieval and vertification from Commission-wide systems.

  However our assessment, based on discussion with ECHO-funded agencies, is that in general, disbursement has been speedy.

Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs Department, Department for International Development

27 February 2002

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