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23 July 2019
Numerous countries in Africa are facing conflict, drought, food shortages and widespread displacement. The UN reports that 237 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition and this threatens to derail gains made in the past (February 2019).
In 2018-19, Australia provided $24 million to support international relief efforts in southern Africa, Somalia and South Sudan.
In 2017-18 Australia provided $36.45 million to support international relief efforts in South Sudan and Somalia:
Australia also provides annual core funding to trusted international humanitarian partners. This funding allows our partners to prioritise the most urgent humanitarian needs globally. For example, $21 million of Australia's 2018-19 core funding to the World Food Programme was allocated to 13 countries in Africa.
Australia's partners include: