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|5 Nov 2019, 5:39 p.m.||Middle East: Humanitarian Aid||Lord Truscott|
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on humanitarian aid in the Middle East over the last 12 months.
Answer (Baroness Sugg)
2019 UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) spend will be published in Autumn 2020.
The UK spent £393 million of bilateral ODA on humanitarian aid in the Middle East in 2018.
The UK’s core funding to multilateral agencies also contributes to humanitarian aid in the Middle East.