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Apr 17, 2012

Australia Ranks WFP as its most effective foreign aid recipient

On 17 April 2012 AusAID and the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) issued a joint release stating that the government of Australia had ranked the WFP as one of the more effective recipients of Australia's aid funds.

In conducting this review, the Australian Multilateral Assessment looked at the performance of 42 multilateral organisations funded by AusAID.  According to AusAID Director-General, Peter Baxter, "when we work with the WFP we can be sure Australian funds are saving lives and fighting the impact of hunger and under-nutrition. ... In the past two years alone, Australian funds helped to feed more than 5.5 million people who would otherwise have gone hungry."

In 2011, Australia provided more than $140 million to the WFP's global operations.

For more see:

"Australia And The World Food Programme - United Against Global Hunger," AusAID Press Release, 17 April 2012.

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