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Minister examined on secondary impacts of the coronavirus in developing countries

20 November 2020

The International Development Committee will be holding its final evidence session as part of the inquiry considering the secondary impacts of coronavirus.

Tuesday 24 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

  • Gwen Hines, Executive Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children
  • Jennifer Miquel, Head of UNFPA's Regional Syria Response Hub, UNFPA Jordan
  • Lee Webster, Co-Chair at the Gender and Development Network & Deputy Director of International Development Policy and Practice at ActionAid UK

At 3.30pm

  • Wendy Morton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  • Matthew Wyatt – Head of CHASE, FCDO
  • Rachel Turner – Director, Economic Development, FCDO
  • Darren Welch – Director of Policy (Delivery Office), FCDO

Purpose of the Session

The first panel of this session will examine the impact coronavirus in developing countries has had on women and children and what interventions have been introduced to mitigate the impacts. The Committee has heard through evidence that there has been reports of increased violence against women and girls, and that disruption to health services could lead to a rise in preventable death of mothers, newborns and children.

The Committee will then hear from Minister Wendy Morton on the breadth of issues the Committee has collected evidence on as part of this inquiry.

Further information

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