WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the U.S. Agency for International Development:
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Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highlights:
In FY 2009 USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) provided approximately 2.4 million metric tons (MT) of food, valued at approximately $2.2 billion, benefiting people in 44 countries worldwide.*
USAID's Office of Food for Peace supports emergency programs that help those affected by conflict and natural disasters, such as drought, as well as long-term, non-emergency programs that seek to address the underlying causes of hunger, such as by increasing agricultural productivity and improving maternal and child health.
Total Food for Peace Contributions: Programs in 44* countries $2.2 billion 2.4 million Metric Tons (MT) Emergency Programs Programs in 27 countries $1.8 billion 1.9 million MTs Non-Emergency Programs Programs in 25 countries $377.5 million 474,350 MTs
Most Frequently Used Commodities: Wheat 823,710 MTs 34% of all commodities Sorghum 789,610 MTs 33% of all commodities Corn 286,010 MTs 12% of all commodities Pulses 207,670 MTs 9% of all commodities Vegetable Oil 27,230 MTs 5% of all commodities
Top Overall FFP Food Aid Recipients Sudan $547.4 million Ethiopia $386.4 million Zimbabwe $165.8 million Chad $146.6 million Kenya $133.7 million Congo $126.0 million Somalia $123.4 million Afghanistan $73.0 million Haiti $63.7 million Pakistan $55.3 million Bangladesh $30.0 million Top Emergency Food Program Recipients Sudan $547.4 million Ethiopia $328.0 million Zimbabwe $165.8 million Chad $138.5 million Kenya $133.7 million Somalia $123.4 million Congo $111.7 million Afghanistan $59.5 million Pakistan $55.3 million Sri Lanka $28.7 million Top Non-Emergency Food Program Recipients Ethiopia $58.4 million Haiti $35.5 million Bangladesh $30.0 million Guatemala $22.0 million Mozambique $20.0 million Malawi $18.9 million Madagascar $16.2 million Burundi $16.0 million Congo $14.3 million Niger $14.0 million
*Note: This includes 21,000 MT, valued at $5.6 million, for the DPRK from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust. Some countries have both emergency and non-emergency programs.
For more information on USAID's Office of Food for Peace visit: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/ffp/
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