Sahel/Northern Nigeria

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 2016.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for International Development 12:00 am, 16th November 2016

This year we have significantly increased our support, providing a further £80 million of humanitarian aid to support more than 9 million people affected across the region. I can assure my hon. Friend that we are working to tackle poverty and the crisis in the region at source, rather than waiting for the consequences to reach us domestically.