UK denies criticism of its food aid programme

The Government has denied the frontline of its food aid programme is being slowing implemented, saying it was a "recognised" leader in global nutrition.

A Department for International Development (DFID) spokeswoman said:

DFID is a world leader in global nutrition as recognised by ICAI.

At the Nutrition for Growth Summit in 2013, the UK secured global financial commitments that will help improve the nutrition of millions of pregnant women and young children.

– A DFID spokeswoman

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UK food aid needs 'better management on the ground'

Food aid sent to some of the poorest parts of the world by the UK needs to be better managed on the ground in order to reach those who need it the most, a watchdog has said.