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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Zambia: Famine more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to provide additional aid to alleviate the impending famine in Zambia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID is following the impact of the drought in Western and Southern Zambia very closely and has visited affected areas to discuss the response with local authorities. The Government of Zambia has not yet declared an emergency but estimates that 1.5 million people will need emergency assistance over the next nine months. We are in contact with the Government’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit and with the World Food Programme about how best to distribute food supplies in the event that the Government requests support. We are exploring with the UN the feasibility of emergency cash transfers and responding to a likely increase in acute malnutrition cases. DFID is also a key donor of the START fund, which funds non-governmental organisations responding to localised emergencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:20:09.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:20:09.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this