Government urged to respond to the report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Food Insecurity Analysis May – September, published on 10 June, which found that that in Tigray “350,000 people are suffering from catastrophic levels of hunger”

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Government urged to respond to the report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Food Insecurity Analysis May – September, published on 10 June, which found that that in Tigray “350,000 people are suffering from catastrophic levels of hunger”

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL985):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Food Insecurity Analysis May – September, published on 10 June, which found that that in Tigray “350,000 people are suffering from catastrophic levels of hunger”; and what assessment they have made of the call from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations World Food Programme, and UNICEF, for (1) unimpeded access, (2) an immediate ceasefire, and (3) a scaling up of the international response. (HL985)

Tabled on: 10 June 2021

Answer:
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park:

The UK shares the concerns outlined in the report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, and alongside 16 partner countries we have called for a humanitarian ceasefire to avert the risk of famine. The Minister for Africa and the UK Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs, Nick Dyer, discussed this and a need for an enhanced international response with counterparts from G7 and other key donor countries on 9 June.

Date and time of answer: 24 Jun 2021 at 12:22.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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