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- DR Congo: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2018
- DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018
- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2014
- DR Congo: Cholera and Measles Outbreaks - Jan 2013
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New research commissioned by AusAID highlights the urgent need for increased action to prevent sexual violence during conflict and after crises. Hundreds of thousands of women are affected by sexual violence during conflict, and many more are at risk.
This year, World Water Day (March 22) highlights the importance of international efforts to preserve and protect the world’s shared water resources.
The United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon: ‘Water is central to the well-being of people and the planet, we must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource.’
AusAID has observed International Human Rights Day by announcing the names and details of projects that will receive funding under its 2012 Human Rights Grant Scheme. A total of $3.7 million will be provided to 42 projects spanning the Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean.
Successful applicants include organisations working to improve access to victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Congo, ending the exploitation of children in the Solomon Islands, combatting human trafficking in Cambodia and improving awareness of civil rights in Myanmar.
Stopping the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war is a step closer to reality with the launch of a new tool, Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - An Analytical Inventory of Peacekeeping Practice.
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Australia will provide additional emergency aid for the people affected by the ongoing crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Australian Government is deeply concerned about the recent outbreak of violence and fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The humanitarian situation in the region has deteriorated significantly following an increase in violence in late October leading to worsening malnutrition, a lack of safe water, increased attacks against women and restricted humanitarian access.
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The Australian Government will provide $3 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia to help alleviate food shortages and improve health.
Through our international aid agency, AusAID, Australia will give $2 million to UNICEF to meet the immediate health and nutrition needs of displaced people in the DRC, where 1.6 million have fled their homes due to internal conflict.