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Developing Countries: Famine and Humanitarian Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 15275, tabled on 9 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will re-commit to enacting and financing the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Compact 2021.

Answered on

15 June 2022

The Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crises Compact was agreed during the UK's G7 Presidency and we have provided our share of the $7 billion in humanitarian assistance to the countries one step from famine in 2021. We have allocated a further £3 billion for humanitarian response over the next three years. We continue to deliver on our policy commitments in the Compact. For example, in 2021 we partnered with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Germany to co-host the High-Level Event on Anticipatory Action, securing further commitments from the 75 participating Member States to scale up anticipatory action throughout the humanitarian system. In addition, we secured a commitment from the World Bank to double its Early Response Financing to $1 billion to address emerging food security crises.