Africa: Humanitarian Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much humanitarian aid to (a) Somalia, (b) Kenya and (c) Ethiopia has been (i) identified as non-essential and (ii) suspended by his Department since 18 July 2022.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which humanitarian aid payments to countries in (a) sub-Saharan and (b) Sahelian Africa have been (i) identified as non-essential and (ii) suspended by his Department since 18 July 2022.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)

The FCDO has prioritised spending that is vital to protect against immediate threat to life and wellbeing, will prevent people falling into humanitarian need, or will prevent delays to accessing healthcare, primary education, sanitation and clean water, in addition to considering the value for money of any decisions.

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