To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to help those effected by hunger as a consequence of the war in Ukraine, including (a) humanitarian cash, (b) malnutrition prevention and response, and (c) climate-sensitive food security programmes.
We are calling for all countries to keep food trade flowing. At the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings, the UK and partners secured a commitment from the World Bank to provide $170 billion until the end of June 2023 to support countries facing economic hardship due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The UK also played a leading role in persuading the World Bank to commit $12 billion of new projects in the next 15 months to respond to the food security crisis. Over the next 3 years the UK will direct £3 billion of humanitarian assistance to prevent famine and alleviate suffering. With G7 allies, we are discussing Germany's proposal for a G7 Global Alliance on Food Security to scale up a rapid, needs-based response building on current food security architecture.