§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid is being made available by Her Majesty's Government to assist Tamil refugees fleeing from persecution in Sri Lanka and India.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Help is available in a number of ways. We are providing technical co-operation grants totalling £4 million over three years in support of Save the Children Fund and Oxfam projects in the north and east of Sri Lanka, much of whose effort is directed to refugee relief.
We have also provided emergency relief totalling £445,000 through UNICEF, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross for their programmes in Sri Lanka.