Somalia

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:22 pm on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1:22 pm, 9th February 2012

There would be such a danger if we constructed the conference in the wrong way. I am talking about security concerns, but the UK makes a huge contribution to addressing humanitarian concerns —we were the second-largest bilateral donor in the recent humanitarian crisis. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development will host, alongside the conference, an event to discuss humanitarian needs. As I will describe, one of the conclusions that we hope for from the conference is to highlight those humanitarian needs.

This is about much more than security, as I will describe.