Food Crisis (The Sahel)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:00 pm on 12th June 2012.

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Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald 1:00 pm, 12th June 2012

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing such an important debate. On the point about contributions, the Department for International Development has already made significant contributions of food, water, seeds, medicines and vaccinations for cattle, and the Minister will have even more details. Some 1.4 million people are being helped at the moment. Does the hon. Gentleman also agree that this humanitarian crisis is so grave that we need leadership and involvement from the entire international community, and that further assistance and contribution from some of the wealthier middle east countries would not go amiss?