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East Africa: Women

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 187001, tabled on 25 May 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of trends in the level of humanitarian aid spending by his Department in East Africa on women and girls in that region.

Answered on

13 June 2023

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by crises. In East Africa there is significant evidence to show the gendered impacts of drought, conflict and other humanitarian pressures.

Across East Africa UK humanitarian programmes support women and girls with access to nutrition services, maternal healthcare, access to education and gender-based violence prevention and support services. This is aligned with our commitments in the International Development Strategy on both women and girls and humanitarian action.