The Prime News( London)
The Chair of the International Development Committee, Sarah Champion MP, is to lead a debate on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where fighting broke out between government forces and the Tigray armed forces in November 2020. Aid agencies say more than 5 million people are experiencing acute food insecurity in and around the Tigray region.“This debate is vital to raise awareness about the continuing tragedy unfolding in Tigray. The Red Cross have estimated that 5.5 million people in Tigray and the neighbouring regions of Afar and Amhara are going hungry. My committee made a series of recommendations to the UK government in April urging it to use all diplomatic means to help end the conflict and facilitate humanitarian access. While the Red Cross says access has improved since the early period of the crisis the situation remains greatly concerning – as the vast number of hungry people shows. Our government should redouble its efforts”, said the Chairwoman The debate will be held at 9.30am on Wednesday 8 September as a ‘Westminster Hall Debate’ within Parliament. It can be viewed on Parliament TV at the link above. The official title of the debate is ‘The Humanitarian Situation in Tigray’.
Source: UK Parliament