Reaction to the UK Government’s announcement of additional aid for people hit by the global food crisis
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Reacting to the UK Government’s announcement of additional aid for people hit by the global food crisis, Danny Sriskandarajah, Oxfam GB Chief Executive said:
“The money announced today is welcome – it will provide a much-needed potential lifeline for people who are unable to feed their families because of rising food prices, climate change and conflict.
“But the scale of the food crisis demands further action. Five years ago the UK government provided £861m to help avert widespread famine in East Africa. Today more is needed not just for this region but also to help people in the Middle East, West Africa and Latin America who do not have enough to eat. The upcoming G7 summit is a chance for Boris Johnson and his fellow leaders to live up to their promise to rid the world of famines.”
Notes to editors:
There is currently a $37 billion global shortfall in the money promised for humanitarian appeals.
The G7 pledged to prevent future famines at last year’s summit hosted by the UK.