Australia has the capacity to make a difference in the lives of thousands of poor people. 18 out of our 20 closest neighbours are developing countries, with some of the highest rates of child malnutrition and maternal deaths in the world. Australian aid can help solve these problems, reversing trends like:
• 22,000 children under five dying every day, many from easily preventable illnesses
• 1.4 billion people living on less than US$1.25 a day
• 100 million children being unable to attend school.