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07 Apr 2006 description

Commenting on the regional appeal "Horn of Africa 2006" launched by the UN's Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs today, Hilary Benn, International Development Secretary, said:

24 Feb 2006 description

The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought for at least a decade. The Secretary of State for International Development visited the region in January 2006 and saw at first-hand the terrible effects this is having.

16 Jan 2006 description

Hilary Benn, International Development Secretary, will visit Kenya and Ethiopia this week to make clear the UK's commitment to fighting poverty in both countries as well as the need for both Governments to fulfil their commitments to protect human rights and fight corruption.

Mr Benn will meet with the leaders of both countries to discuss progress on tackling corruption in Kenya and the widespread concern about the current political crisis in Ethiopia. He will also hold discussions about how the UK can further support the Eastern African countries that are facing food crises.

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