The Sahel

International Development written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Sahel.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

18 million people across the Sahel remain at risk of food shortages. I visited Niger and Senegal in late June to assess the humanitarian situation in the Sahel for myself. The UK Government have responded swiftly and is providing lifesaving aid to 1.6 million people across the region.

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