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7 December 2021 - Afghanistan - Oral evidence

International Development Committee

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:30pm (public)

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Afghanistan and aid sector challenges examined by MPs

The International Development Committee will hear evidence on the situation of humanitarian organisations in Afghanistan at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 7 December.  


Likely areas of questioning

In a one-off evidence session, MPs will seek to identify key lessons learned following the UK withdrawal from Afghanistan, with a focus on the resulting impact on aid organisations and the people working for them, and how to prevent similar impacts for other countries in the future. Other likely topics of discussion could include how much notice the Government gave to organisations in receipt of UK aid around routes to evacuate staff at risk, and the extent to which the Government has demonstrated a duty of care to people working in the aid sector in Afghanistan.

Members will also ask witnesses for an update on the current humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, and the challenges organisations are now facing in Afghanistan.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Afghanistan
Director General at Geneva Call
Chief Executive Officer at The HALO Trust
Executive Director at British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)


Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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