Press Notice 48, Session 2003-04

The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan

Publication of oral evidence

On Tuesday 14th September 2004 the International Development Committee held a one-off evidence session with NGOs looking at the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Evidence was heard from Ms Amelia Bookstein, Conflict Policy Analyst, CAFOD and Mr Graham MacKay, Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Southern, and Horn, East and Central Africa, Oxfam.

The volume of oral and written evidence will be published on Thursday 18 November 2004 at 11.00 a.m. as HC 1058-i.


The Committee is about to begin an inquiry into Darfur, Sudan: Crisis, response and lessons. The first evidence session will be held on Monday 29 November, with Dr Suliman Baldo of the International Crisis Group. Please see Press Notices 41 and 47 for further information (available on our website).


Copies of the oral and written evidence can be ordered from The Stationery Office (Tel:  0845  702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (Tel: 020 7219 3890) or can be viewed on our website from 3.00 p.m. on the day of publication at:

Additionally, from 11.00 a.m. on 18 November, the evidence will be available for collection by Government Departments, witnesses and the press from the Reception Desk at 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA and from the Press Gallery.

Enquiries to Katie Phelan, Committee Assistant, on 020 7219 1221.

Further Information

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat), Mr John Battle (Labour), Hugh Bayley (Labour), Mr John Bercow (Conservative), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative), Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), and Tony Worthington (Labour).

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