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Damaging effects of coronavirus for developing countries examined

6 November 2020

The International Development Committee is holding a further evidence session as part of the inquiry on Humanitarian crises monitoring: coronavirus in developing countries: secondary impacts.

Tuesday 10 November 2020 (Virtual)

  • Please note there is no physical access to Parliament
  • Session will be conducted with remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 2.30pm

  • Dr Graham MacKay, Chief Operating Officer, Bond
  • Lamis Al-Iryani, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Fund for Development - Yemen
  • Tim Jones, Head of Policy, Jubilee Debt Campaign

At 3.30pm

  • Donal Brown, Associate Vice-President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Dr Louisa Cox, Director of Impact, Fairtrade Foundation
  • Sultana Begum, Advocacy Manager Yemen, Norwegian Refugee Council

Purpose of the Session

During the two panel session, MPs will be learning what support there has been for the economies of developing nations, many of which have experienced lockdowns to stem the virus. They will also be discussing the related challenge of the UK’s work to support the protection and promotion of vital food security and famine prevention.

The follow-up inquiry considering the secondary impacts of coronavirus is in response to extensive evidence the Committee has received suggesting the ripple effects of the pandemic are likely to be more damaging for developing countries than the virus itself.

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