Yemen - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:35 pm on 25th March 2021.

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Photo of Baroness D'Souza Baroness D'Souza Crossbench 12:35 pm, 25th March 2021

My Lords, the khat crop in Yemen is widely cultivated because it yields a greater income than food. If, however, this income falls and food prices increase due to scarcity, the inevitable consequence is widespread starvation. Will the FCDO support a return to pre-cut levels of aid and consider direct injections of cash into the market to stabilise prices and avoid the already very poor and meagre food aid distribution networks?