Haiti: Food Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 22 Ebrill 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Llafur, Gogledd Caerdydd

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, with reference to the World Food Programme's (WFP) press release entitled WFP scrambles to respond to hunger crisis in Haiti amid funding crunch as country teeters on the brink, published on 12 March 2024, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) humanitarian access to and (b) the free flow of (i) food and (ii) commodities in Haiti.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK continues to support Haiti through our contributions to UN agencies, multi donor, pooled NGO funds, and institutions such as the World Bank Group, who are active in addressing Haiti's significant humanitarian challenges. The difficult security situation within Haiti has impeded humanitarian access, but the UN has established a limited humanitarian airbridge. In response to calls for urgent humanitarian assistance, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, of which the UK is historically the largest contributor, has authorised disbursement of $12 million to support those affected.

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