Yemen: Famine

Department for International Development written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in response to the UN warning of risk of famine in Yemen; and whether they intend to take action to promote access to food for those affected by the famine.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

In 2016/17 UK Aid has so far supported 462,000 people with food or food vouchers, and 889,000 women and children with nutrition interventions. In 2015/16, the UK helped over one million people in Yemen with emergency humanitarian assistance, including over 730,000 benefitting from food. The Secretary of State for International Development has issued a call to action to the international community to step up their response in Yemen, as one of four potential famines in 2017.

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