Ethiopia

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:58 pm on 10th November 2008.

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Photo of Lord Tunnicliffe Lord Tunnicliffe Government Whip, Government Whip 2:58 pm, 10th November 2008

My Lords, over 30 million people in Ethiopia live in extreme poverty, of whom more than 6 million are dependent on emergency food aid. The Department for International Development expects to spend £130 million this year on improving governance and accountability, promoting human development, supporting sustainable growth and providing humanitarian assistance, as well as an additional £35 million in response to the humanitarian crisis.