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.
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- International Development Committee
Thursday 18 March
- Edward Brown, National Director, World Vision Ethiopia
- Paul Turnbull, Deputy Country Director and Representative in Ethiopia, UN World Food Programme Ethiopia
- 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.
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