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Ethiopia Food Crisis

EDM number 217 in 2002-03, proposed by John Austin on 27/11/2002.

That this House expresses its extreme concern about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia due to the failure of the early (Belg) and later (Kiremt) rainy seasons and the impact upon food production; notes that the failure of the Belg rains in April and May and the impact on planting and early development of maize and sorghum, the major staple foods in the rural areas, gave an early indication of impending food shortages; further notes that the late arrival of the Kiremt rains have compounded the situation by causing further crop losses, reduced pasture and water resources, and that this has resulted in severe food shortages and availability of livestock products; is concerned that emergency food security reserves may fall below acceptable minimal levels by the end of the year and that the current drought may impact into 2003; regrets that the response of the international community has been slow; is further concerned that hunger will lead to population migration with potentially disastrous long-term consequences; further notes the multi-agency assessments that on best estimates six million people will be at risk of starvation and that this figure could rise to 15 million; and calls upon DFID and the international community to mount an immediate emergency humanitarian and feeding programme for Ethopia and the Horn of Africa.

This motion has been signed by a total of 74 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John Austin27/11/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Laurence Robertson27/11/2002TewkesburyConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/11/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andy King27/11/2002Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Colin Breed27/11/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge27/11/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt27/11/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes28/11/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing28/11/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Tyler28/11/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Bailey28/11/2002West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Win Griffiths28/11/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew George28/11/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew28/11/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings28/11/2002EasingtonLabourSigned
Richard Burden28/11/2002Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Rob Marris28/11/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Terry Lewis28/11/2002WorsleyLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson28/11/2002Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Bob Russell28/11/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth28/11/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Alan Simpson28/11/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton28/11/2002GowerLabourSigned
John Randall02/12/2002UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Desmond Turner02/12/2002Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Simon Thomas02/12/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Candy Atherton02/12/2002Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Brian Iddon03/12/2002Bolton South EastLabourSigned
David Wright03/12/2002TelfordLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing03/12/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Ian Davidson03/12/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/12/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke03/12/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden03/12/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Loughton03/12/2002East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Janet Dean04/12/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones04/12/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Cotter04/12/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
David Clelland04/12/2002Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar04/12/2002Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Karen Buck04/12/2002Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Bob Spink04/12/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon05/12/2002North DownUUPSigned
John McFall05/12/2002DumbartonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Harry Cohen05/12/2002Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Terry Davis05/12/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin05/12/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett09/12/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis09/12/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Marsha Singh10/12/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
George Galloway10/12/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/12/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Louise Ellman11/12/2002Liverpool, RiversideLabour Co-operativeSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Vera Baird17/12/2002RedcarLabourSigned
Hywel Williams17/12/2002CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Knight18/12/2002South DorsetLabourSigned
Nick Harvey19/12/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty16/01/2003Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott23/01/2003Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Michael Moore27/01/2003Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Joe Benton29/01/2003BootleLabourSigned
Huw Edwards06/02/2003MonmouthLabourSigned
John Lyons07/02/2003Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
Patsy Calton13/02/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Tony McWalter24/02/2003Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Peter Luff06/03/2003Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
David DavisUnknownWithdrawn

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