The Australian Government announced that it is providing $3.1 million to the World
Food Programme (WFP) to address critical food shortages facing the poorest people
of Cambodia. The food aid, agreed to with the Royal Government on Dec 28, will be
distributed through WFP's new Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation, according
to an embassy press release.
WFP will use the funds donated by AusAID to support its ëfood-for-work' activities
such as building rural roads, irrigation canals and developing other agricultural
infrastructure. Approximately 1.7 million Cambodians are now benefiting from the
program, the embassy says.