The comments made by Vicky Ford, the Minister for Africa, on 23 August 2022.
Millions of people across the Sahel and West Africa are unimaginably suffering with hunger and malnutrition.
That’s why the UK will step up with an urgent £38 million of humanitarian funding, reaching those most vulnerable and saving lives across the region.
The number of people facing starvation are at their worst for a decade. Whilst this UK funding is a necessity, it has to be part of a bigger international effort. We’re calling on international partners to enhance our collective support and scale-up intervention to halt this humanitarian catastrophe.