Food Insecurity: Eastern and Southern Africa

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 2016.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 29th June 2016

I thank the hon. Lady for throwing a spotlight on a humanitarian crisis that is under-reported and underfunded. I am proud to say that the UK has shown genuine leadership in making large amounts of funding available early—as I said, £200 million in the past year alone—and we are reviewing what more needs to be done, but critically we are also picking up the phone and speaking to all the other donors in the international community to encourage them to do more, as well as working very closely with domestic Governments such as Ethiopia’s to make sure that they have the right plans in place to protect their people.