Occupied Palestinian Territories

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd June 2015.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 3rd June 2015

I would like to start by paying tribute to Charles Kennedy, who died a few days ago. Like many Members of this House, I not only found him to be a kind and generous man but had a huge amount of respect for him politically, and I and many others will mourn his passing.

The United Nations assesses that the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is a protracted crisis with humanitarian consequences. Even before the latest conflict in Gaza, 57% of the population were food-insecure and 43% were unemployed.