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U.S. Contributions to World Food Program Greater Than All Other Countries Combined
The U.S. contributed $930 million to the World Food Program in 2002, four times greater than the next largest donor, and 51 percent of total contributions to rid the world of famine.
In 2003, the U.S. has committed $1.4 billion in global emergency food assistance, including $850 million to Africa to combat famine.
For 2004, President Bush proposed a new, flexible $200 million Famine Fund to meet dire emergency needs on a case-by-case basis.
The U.S. continues to be the world leader in supporting agriculture development programs crucial to increasing productivity and breaking the famine cycle through bi-lateral assistance programs, providing $493 million in 2003, of which $164 million is for Africa.