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06 May 2016 description

ACFID Budget Analysis 2016-17: Cuts Disappointing, Transparency Welcome

While the Federal Budget’s fourth successive cut to Australian aid is disappointing, in its aid Budget Analysis 2016-17 published today the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has welcomed the Government increasing the program’s overall transparency.

05 May 2011 description

Millions of Pakistanis still need aid: New report

With the world’s gaze on Pakistan, aid agencies today urged the international community not to forget the plight of the 21 million people whose lives were devastated by last year's floods.

In a new report launched today, The Long Road: Australian humanitarian agency response to the floods in Pakistan, ACFID highlights the ongoing humanitarian needs of the people affected by the 2010 Pakistan floods – one of the largest natural disasters in recent history.

19 Aug 2010 description

Humanitarian aid work is one of the four most dangerous occupations in the world. There are increasing risks associated with humanitarian aid work such as serious injury, mental trauma or death according to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for Australian aid and development organisations.

19 Oct 2009 description

More asylum seekers could be expected to try to come to Australia unless the Australian Government works to tackle problems that are causing people to flee from their homelands, warned the peak body for Australian aid agencies, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

The end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and continuing hostilities in Afghanistan, and neighboring Pakistan, are pushing increased numbers of people to seek refuge around the world.

ACFID has called on the Australian Government to urgently engage the Government of Sri Lanka to close huge …

31 May 2009 description

AID BUDGET 2009/10

In the weeks leading up to the Federal Budget 2009/10, the Prime Minister and Treasurer described it as one of 'hard choices', one forced to run into a temporary deficit to support employment. The Treasurer also indicated that even though choices are hard, the Federal Budget would be a financially responsible and sustainable one.

This document has been drafted by the ACFID Policy Team to inform our members about the outcomes for Australia's International Development Assistance Program Budget 2009/10 (Aid Budget). We hope this document will assist our …

10 Oct 2005 description

An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, which occurred on 8 October 2005, has affected large areas in northern Pakistan. Massive destruction has taken place in six northern districts of North Western Frontier Province (NWFP), five districts of Azad of Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), including Muzaffarabad. The estimated number of deaths is more than 18000, but the number is rising with time. There have been more than 20 severe aftershocks measuring 5 and above.