World Food Day is celebrated annually and this year, the United Nations is calling for increased action to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
The Australian Government is committed to enhancing food security globally, including in Bangladesh. In partnership with the World Food Programme, Australian funding is helping to address the root causes of food insecurity and alleviate the impact of undernutrition.
Australian support is helping vulnerable communities in Cox’s Bazar, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and disaster-stricken areas across the country. This work includes distributing emergency assistance to over 900,000 Rohingya people living in Cox’s Bazar, providing additional nutrition to Bangladeshi children attending school, and supporting 20,000 women entrepreneurs to develop new businesses and achieve economic empowerment.
Australian High Commissioner, Ms Julia Niblett said, ‘it’s incredible to see the work being done to end hunger and ensure access by all people to safe, sufficient and nutritious food. Food security is a fundamental right and Australia remains committed to working with Bangladesh and our partners to help build a zero hunger world’.