HC Deb 26 March 2003 vol 402 c244W
9. Sue Doughty

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with the UN co-ordinator for Eritrea regarding food shortages. [104783]

Clare Short

Eritrea has requested food aid for 60 per cent. of its population. Many donors fear this is larger than need and could damage agricultural production. We haw provided £3.35 million towards the appeal and are monitoring the situation closely.

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