Gaza: Foot and Mouth Disease

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what aid they have given, and what action they intend to take, following reports that there is an outbreak of Foot and Mouth with consequent loss of animals and restrictions on movement in Gaza.

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

The Ministry of Agriculture in Ramallah and the veterinary services in the Gaza Strip are managing the outbreak and have not asked for assistance from the UK. The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture sent 30,000 vaccine doses, enough for 10,000 cattle, to Gaza and vaccination of cattle in Gaza is ongoing. Restrictions on animal movement within, from and to Gaza have been imposed to limit further spread of the disease.

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