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Urgent humanitarian situation in Syria examined

23 January 2019

The International Development Committee takes evidence on the humanitarian situation in Syria with the Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Witnesses

Wednesday 23 January 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Charlotte Pierre, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa, Department for International Development
  • Martin Longden, Head, Near East Department and UK Special Representative for Syria, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Purpose of the Session

The International Development Committee is holding an urgent evidence session on the humanitarian situation in Syria. This gives the Committee the opportunity to question the Minister of State for the Middle East, Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, together with officials. The session will cover issues including the recently-announced US withdrawal, support for refugees, and the situation in Idlib.

Further information

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