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Minister questioned on humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

19 December 2017

International Development Committee hears from experts and the responsible Government Minister in examining the UK’s contributions to tackling the on-going crisis in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation.

Witnesses

Tuesday 19 December 2017, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

  • Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • Natalia Chan, Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer, East Africa, Christian Aid
  • Dr Edward Thomas, Human rights investigator and researcher

At 10.45am

  • Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Purpose of the Session

The Committee will be assessing the current political and humanitarian situation of the people of South Sudan: the observance of their human rights, access to basic services, the incidence of gender based violence, food insecurity and problems accessing healthcare.

Further information

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