Horn of Africa: Floods

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 22 November 2023.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps his Department is taking to help support (a) Somalia and (b) other countries in the Horn of Africa following the recent floods.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

El Niño has caused major flooding in Kenya and Somalia impacting more than 1.25 million people. Throughout the wider Horn of Africa region an estimated 7 million people are at risk flooding due to El Niño.

In tandem with our humanitarian partners the UK is stepping up its response. In Somalia we have allocated £11 million in humanitarian funding towards dedicated El Niño prevention and response projects with funding also provided to existing delivery partners to help take UK efforts to scale. Elsewhere, UK officials are working closely with relief agencies to ensure aid reaches those who need it most.

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