§ Mr. Laxton
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what actions his Department is taking to work with the UN World Food Programme and other non-governmental organisations to assist refugees in Sudan. 
§ Hilary Benn
There are approximately 100,000 refugees currently in Sudan. These are of Eritrean origin and are being supported by the World Food Programme's (WFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. DFID does not contribute to this World Food Programme operation.
Since October 2003, DFID has provided the following for World Food Programme operations in Sudan.
Beneficiaries Amount (£ million) Sudanese affected by conflict in Darfur 2 Sudanese refugees from Darfur in Eastern
1 Sudanese population affected by war and natural disasters 3 Further support for Sudanese affected by
worsening conflict in Darfur
DFID also provided £2 million to UNHCR in the last financial year for the assistance of Sudanese refugees in Chad.