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Afghanistan: Famine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 113245, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent deaths from famine in Afghanistan.

Answered on

4 February 2022

On 28 January, the Foreign Secretary announced £97 million humanitarian assistance, delivering on the UK's promise to double UK aid to Afghanistan to £286 million in 2021-22. Afghanistan is now the world's most severe food security crisis and UK Aid will provide emergency food assistance for 4.47 million people. We are working closely with the World Food Programme to ensure that food insecure adults and children receive the support they need. We have now disbursed over £163 million to Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to address the most urgent humanitarian needs.