DFID has responded swiftly to the humanitarian situation through capable operational agencies, particularly the World Food Programme (WFP). Since January, we have committed £16.5 million to alleviate food shortages. This includes:
(i) £11 million to help feed 4.5 million people; and
(ii) £5.5 million to provide agricultural input including seeds, fertilisers, technical assistance to boost food production, and credit.
We are monitoring the situation.