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East Africa: Droughts

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 23795, tabled on 23 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to her oral answer to the hon. Member for South Staffordshire on 21 June 2022, Official Report, column 706, if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the £72 million of additional support provided to countries east Africa to help tackle the impacts of drought.

Answered on

28 June 2022

The £72 million comprises contributions to Ethiopia (£23.6 million), South Sudan (£3 million), Kenya (£6.15 million) and Somalia (£39.5 million). This funding includes assistance provided in financial years (FY) 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.

In April, the UK also played a critical role in convening the recent UN Horn of Africa Drought Roundtable which took place in late April in Geneva which mobilised roughly US $400 million in new funding.

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