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Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 952: tabled on 07 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern recent reports in the media on the developing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, in particular traumatic stories of parents being forced into selling organs, and in some cases selling their own children, in order to feed their families; further notes that the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator projects 97 per cent of Afghans will soon be living below the poverty line; urges the Foreign Secretary to do everything within her power to support those struggling in Afghanistan including ensuring that all of the £286,000,000 promised in aid is sent to the country; echoes the call of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown for the UK Government to convene a pledging conference to raise the $4.4 billion needed to fund vital support; commends the reporting of UK journalists in bringing these harrowing stories to the people of the UK; and calls on the Government to work collaboratively with allies around the world to ensure that the safety of all women in Afghanistan is secured.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Glasgow North
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2022
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Foyle
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Strangford
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2022
Leicester East
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Leeds Central
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Birkenhead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Bolton South East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2022
Islington North
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Hemsworth
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Edinburgh South West
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Cardiff West
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2022
Edinburgh West
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Ealing, Southall
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Rochdale
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Coventry South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Nottingham East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2022
Bath
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2022
St Albans
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
Preston
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2022
Dundee West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 February 2022
Ceredigion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
York Central
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2022
East Ham
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
East Renfrewshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow Central
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2022
Kingston and Surbiton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Arfon
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Battersea
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2022
Twickenham
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2022
North East Fife
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2022
Sheffield Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2022
Streatham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2022
Leeds East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2022
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.