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04 Dec 2007 description
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Civil wars between the Sudanese Government in Khartoum and various rebel groups have ravaged Sudan since its independence from British-Egyptian colonial administration in 1956. The most devastating consequences for local communities have been wrought by the conflicts in the regions of Darfur and southern Sudan.

21 Nov 2006 description
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Recovering women's livelihoods together

SRI LANKA: More than 30,000 people were killed and 550,000 lost their homes when the 2004 tsunami hit Sri Lanka.

Two years later, people are still struggling. As well as losing family and friends, many survivors lost their farms, businesses, and even simple tools of trade, like hoes and weaving equipment. Earning an income has become difficult.

In partnership with ActionAid International and Women and Child Care Organisation (WACCO), Austcare is contributing to a livelihood recovery project for tsunami-affected women living in …

15 May 2006 description
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AUSTCARE HELPS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN SUDAN

SUDAN: While the crisis in Sudan has eased since its peak, it is far from over. Food and other supplies can be diffi cult for the UN agencies to distribute, as violence, robbery and extortion continue.

As part of its innovative "PROTECT NOW" program AUSTCARE has sent fi ve Protection Offi cers to Sudan, to work with the United Nations Offi ce for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to provide valuable support on the ground, a fi rst for Australian aid agencies.

16 Sep 2004 description
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CRISIS IN SUDAN