The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 17th April 2023:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the (1) famine, and (2) security situation, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Con): In northern Mozambique, the UN estimates 946,000 people are displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. UK Aid has provided over £22 million in humanitarian support in Cabo Delgado, ensuring that people displaced by the crisis have access to food, water, shelter and basic health. The UK signed a Defence Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mozambique providing technical assistance and capacity building through our Defence Engagement programme. We have provided security and human rights training to over 200 Armed Forces personnel. We welcome progress by Mozambican defence and security forces to take back areas previously under insurgent control and will continue to work with the Government of Mozambique to build long term peace and stability.
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