The Government pledged an extra £65 million today to assist with long-term reconstruction efforts after the devastating Asian tsunami.
The new funds will be distributed mainly through trust funds that are being set up in the affected countries.
International Development Secretary Hilary Benn said: 'Our response will be guided by the findings of needs assessments currently being finalised, and by the level of resources already available to affected countries.'
In a written statement he pledged that assistance for the affected countries would not be at the expense of funding for other emergencies or existing programmes.
The Department for International Development has already committed £75 million to the immediate relief effort, £66 million of which has been allocated.
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