Nigeria

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will appoint dedicated humanitarian advisers on a permanent basis in Nigeria to oversee the distribution of humanitarian funds and the work of aid agencies.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The humanitarian response needs to be led by the Government of Nigeria and supported by the UN. DFID is working closely with the UN and other international partners both in Nigeria and in the region to ensure that humanitarian needs are met.

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