PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION ASKED BY BARONESS GOUDIE, November 7th 2011 To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided for education in refugee camps supported by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium.
Baroness Northover: The UK is not at present providing direct funding to education in refugee camps supported by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC). The Department for International Development (DfID) provides £1.1 million per year to TBBC, principally for food and shelter for the refugees and support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Burma. The UK is also providing about £600,000 per year to the International Rescue Committee for its legal assistance centres in the camps and other donors are focused on education. DfID's programme of assistance to Burmese refugees in Thailand and IDPs in eastern Burma is about to be reviewed in order to inform decisions on future funding.