Australia today joins with key partners at the ‘London Conference on Afghanistan’ to engage the new Afghan Government on its reform agenda and reaffirm the Australian Government’s commitment to support Afghanistan’s peaceful development.

The Australian Government continues to advance security and stability in Afghanistan, including through our development assistance program.

As part of this, Australia will provide over 4,100 tonnes of food to more than 112,000 food insecure Afghans over the winter through funding of $5 million to World Food Programme.  Australia will also provide $8 million to the United Nations Common Humanitarian Fund to meet emergency health, nutrition and protection needs for up to 3.4 million Afghans in 2015.

Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer will represent Australia at the Conference and make Australia’s funding pledge. 

This year, Australia will provide $134.2 million to promote economic growth, empower women and girls, and provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.

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