All parties to the conflict must continue to allow unhindered commercial and humanitarian access throughout Yemen to avert the risk of mass starvation. All parties to the conflict must continue to allow unhindered commercial and humanitarian access throughout Yemen to avert the risk of mass starvation, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt warned today. Yemen is the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world and has left over three quarters of the Yemeni popul
I have long campaigned for the QA to renegotiate its PFI. When I was elected I ran a national campaign with Jesse Norman MP called "No to PFI." It was an attempt to ensure the disaster of Labour's PFI scheme was not repeated, that lessons were learnt, and we could enable public services saddled with PFI debt or poor services to get out of that hole. We managed to get Treasury agreement and support for school and hospitals to renegotiate their contracts. The National Audit off
Penny Mordaunt MP met with Marc Reddy from First Bus to discuss the investment and improvements to Portsmouth bus services, improvements to time tables and inclusivity for disabled passengers. A productive meeting also saw direct constituent complaints and issues raised and discussed as well as commitments going forward to continue to improve training for staff around inclusivity and to also continue improve services in terms of timetables, congestion, air quality, growing bu
From Twitter: "Important discussion w/ @PennyMordaunt today abt increased coordination in humanitarian assistance (particularly #Yemen), civ-mil cooperation & other areas of shared interest." Mark Green, US Aid.
@PennyMordaunt and @JimYongKim discuss disability inclusion, World Bank reform and humanitarian crisis response on her first visit to the @WorldBank. Jim Yong Kim, is a South Korean-American physician and anthropologist who has served as the 12th President of the World Bank since July 1, 2012. A global health leader, he was formerly the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a co-founder and executive director of Partners I
Bleak predictions of global human misery in the year ahead mean the UK will have to work harder to help solve these crises. The United Nations called 2017 the worst year for humanitarian crises since 1945. From east Africa to Yemen and from Burma to the Caribbean, famines and conflict, military persecution and hurricanes caused unprecedented human misery. When we see such suffering, we instinctively want to help. Collectively, our taxes enable the British government to respon