Tigray: Death

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 reports by the Mekelle branch of the Ethiopian Ombudsman Institution on 24 January that in five camps of internally displaced people in Tigray, 900 had died due to starvation.

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)

We are monitoring the situation closely, using a variety of sources of data to assess the level of need. We are committed to providing urgent support to those who need it most, and will continue to increase our funding for Ethiopia in the next financial year. This will bolster support to our lifesaving nutrition and health programming across Ethiopia, including Tigray.

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