International Development Committee

Violence against aid workers inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report and Government response published

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee concluded that the growing threat of violence against aid and healthcare workers in conflict-affected countries is putting humanitarian efforts at risk, a report by the International Development Committee has found. The Committee calls for strong leadership from the UK to better safeguard aid and healthcare workers from harm and hold aggressors to account by using diplomatic pressure to encourage the enforcement of international law.

Terms of reference: Violence against aid workers

Latest evidence

  • 25 Jun 2019 - Violence against aid workers - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF185 KB) HC 2008 | Published 23 Jul 2019

    Evidence given by Lisa Reilly, Executive Director, and Fredrik Palsson, EISF Steering Group Chair, European Interagency Security Forum; Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for International Development, and Matthew Wyatt, Deputy Director and Head of Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE), Department for International Development (at 3.00pm).

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