Press Notice 40, Session 2003-04

The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan

The International Development Committee has agreed to hold a one-off evidence session to hear from NGOs on the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. The Committee is pleased to announce that the following session has been arranged:

Date and venue: Tuesday 14 September; Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

Time: 10.00 a.m.

Witnesses: Ms Amelia Bookstein, Conflict Policy Analyst, CAFOD; Mr Graham MacKay, Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Oxfam; and Mr Ken Caldwell, Director of International Operations, Save the Children.

Please note that starting times may be subject to late changes. Those wishing to attend either of these sessions should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing, or please have a look at the 'Future meetings' section of our website, nearer the day of the meeting.


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), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative) and Tony Worthington (Labour).

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