HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1313-4W
John Barrett

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in the Kirundo region of Burundi. [153348]

Mr. Gareth Thomas

Months of drought throughout 2003 have affected the 2004 agricultural season especially in the Bugabira and Ntega districts. 29,000 households in Bugabira district and 18,900 households in Ntega district and neighbouring zones of Kirundo are facing this problem. The Food and Agricultural