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Key stakeholders questioned on development work in Middle East

25 February 2014

The International Development Committee will hold its first evidence session for the UK's Development Work in the Middle East inquiry on Tuesday 25 February

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 February, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

  • Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, UN World Food Programme
  • Nigel Pont, Regional Director for the Syrian Response, Mercy Corps
  • Jehangir Malik, UK Director, Islamic Relief

At 11.00am

  • John Ging, Director of Coordination Response Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Margot Ellis, Deputy Commissioner-General, UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
  • Daniel Levy, Director of Middle East and North Africa Programme

Purpose of the Session

The first panel will focus on the humanitarian crisis arising from the Syrian Civil War, both within Syria itself and in neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. The second panel will also address the Syria crisis briefly, but will focus principally on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). Witnesses include a number of senior UN representatives, plus Daniel Levy, who served as a special adviser in the office of the Israeli Prime Minister during the Barak administration.  

Further information

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