17 April 2012

Statement on the East Africa Crisis by Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister for International Development - originally posted 26.7.2011

“This is the most urgent food crisis in twenty years, with more than 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The young are affected disproportionately and parents have been forced to watch their children die.

“Despite our efforts and those of other aid agencies, the UN appeals are still underfunded. This is a clear-cut example of where money is the limiting factor, and the more generous people in the West are, the more lives we can save. It’s as simple as that.”  

Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP
Member of Parliament for Rutland & Melton
Minister of State for International Development

Originally posted 26.7.2011

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