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10 Feb 2016 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.

14 Jul 2012 description

Australia’s partnership with Ethiopia to support improvements in health care is achieving remarkable results, especially for the well-being of mothers and young children.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles said Ethiopia had made real improvements in the health sector and was on track to meet its Millennium Development Goal targets for child health.

26 Jan 2012 description

Australia is investing in health programs in Ethiopia that will result in more trained health workers, increased rates of immunisation and a reduction in maternal and infant deaths.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Ethiopian Minister for Health, Dr Tedros Adhanom, today signed a new bilateral agreement that includes $43 million over four years to strengthen national health programs in the country.

'Australia's support will deliver real results to the people of Ethiopia,' Mr Rudd said.

23 Sep 2010 description

Australia is committed to saving the lives of women and children in developing countries who die needlessly from pregnancy and childbirth related complications and common childhood illnesses.

At today's launch of the UN Secretary-General's 'Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health', the Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that Australia plans to spend at least $1.6 billion improving the health of women and children over the next five years.

This spending is part of Australia's commitment to increase total aid levels to 0.5 per cent of Gross …

05 Jun 2010 description

Australian Government

AusAID Media Release


28 Jan 2009 description

Today I visit several humanitarian programs in Ethiopia where Australian assistance is providing essential relief.

Australia provides significant humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia.

22 Sep 2008 description

Australia is deeply concerned about the food crisis in Ethiopia and will provide $10 million in humanitarian aid for communities adversely affected by severe drought.

Ethiopia is in the grip of a desperate food security crisis that has been compared to the country's 1984-85 famine which claimed an estimated one million lives.

Ethiopia's drought is threatening people already made vulnerable by conflict and the increased cost of food and fuel.

12 Mar 2008 description


23 Sep 2007 description

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The Australian Government has announced plans to provide urgently needed food, blankets, shelter and clean water to victims of the flood crisis in Africa.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Greg Hunt said Australia would give $1.5 million to help aid agencies on the ground to deliver essential needs.

"We are extremely concerned by the loss of life and devastation caused by flooding which has spread across west, central and east Africa," Mr Hunt said.

"The worst floods in decades have displaced well over a million people in 17 …