Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 7th September 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance was allocated to Ethiopia in (a) each of the last three financial years and (b) in the current financial year to date; and what proportion of that funding went to the Tigray region for those years.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The figures for Official Development Assistance allocated to Ethiopia for 2019/20 and 2018/19 can be found in the respective Annual Report and Accounts covering those years. Figures for Official Development Assistance spend in Ethiopia for 2020/21 will be announced in this year's Annual Report and Accounts. Since November 2020, £42.7million has been allocated to the humanitarian response in Tigray to support those in need, working through other implementing partners. UK-funded partners such as the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Children's Fund, World Food Programme and International Committee of the Red Cross are providing food, shelter, water and healthcare in challenging circumstances. A further £5 million has been allocated to support refugees from the conflict in Sudan.

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