Developing Countries: Famine

International Development written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's total spend on famine relief is for the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of State for International Development

The first famine of the 21st century was declared by the United Nations in two regions of Somalia on 20 July 2011 and which later spread to four additional areas. The famine was declared over in February 2012.

Last financial year (2011-12), the UK allocated £79.6 million to humanitarian aid agencies working in Somalia, including in the famine-affected areas.

UK funding for emergency food assistance worldwide came to £106.6 million over the same period.

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