Ethiopia: Humanitarian Situation

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 8th March 2022.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Ethiopia is the world’s most severe humanitarian crisis. From north to south, 30 million people across the country require life-saving aid, including five million displaced persons and tens of millions of people affected by conflict and drought.

Only one aid truck has been able to enter the Tigray region since December, where four hundred thousand people are experiencing famine conditions. 500 trucks a week are needed

The UK has provided over £80 million pounds to the response since November 2020, making us one of the largest donors.

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