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Cape Verde Islands

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether Her Majesty's Government are helping to relieve famine in the Cape Verde Islands.

A recent report by the United Nations Office of the Disaster Relief Co-ordinator (UNDRO) reveals a serious situation due, amongst other factors, to a continuing drought since 1969. I am considering what assistance I might usefully provide, and to that end my Disaster Unit is in touch with the UNDRO.