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Humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region examined

12 March 2021

The International Development Committee will hold a one-off evidence session on the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.


Thursday 18 March

At 2.45pm

  • Edward Brown, National Director, World Vision Ethiopia
  • Paul Turnbull, Deputy Country Director and Representative in Ethiopia, UN World Food Programme Ethiopia

At 3.30pm

  • James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Africa), FCDO
  • Dr Alastair McPhail CMG OBE, British Ambassador to Ethiopia, FCDO
  • Dr Christian Rogg, Head of the British development programme in Ethiopia, FCDO

Purpose of the session

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia is worsening: on top of conflict in the Tigray region, locust swarms are ravaging farmers’ fields and covid-19 is having a significant impact on health services. Access is restricted to the region for aid workers.  

During this one-off evidence session, the Committee will explore the situation on the ground from those in-country and the logistical experiences the aid sector is facing, and from the Government on the UK’s response to the crisis.

Further information

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