Ethiopia: Development Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by UN Relief Coordinator on 19 January that the drought in northern Ethiopia requires "more funds and an urgent scale-up of the response"; and what is their response.

Photo of Lord Benyon Lord Benyon The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is committed to providing support to the most vulnerable and those in desperate need in Ethiopia. We recognise that an up-scale in international assistance is vital to prevent this situation from deteriorating. That is why we will continue to increase our funding for Ethiopia in the next financial year, enabling us to further scale up our health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and protection programmes across Ethiopia, including in the north.

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