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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22 February 2017.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for International Development 12:00, 22 February 2017

This year the world faces numerous humanitarian crises, to which I have already referred. Parts of South Sudan are now in famine and there is a credible risk of famine in Yemen, north-east Nigeria and Somalia. That is why today I have announced new packages of support. The UK’s message to the world is clear: we need to act now to help innocent people who are starving to death.