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21 Jun 2013 description

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.

19 Oct 2012 description

School meals from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) feed more than 11 million children in Africa each year. One of those children is a teenager called Molly Achieng, a 13-year-old schoolgirl from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

27 Sep 2012 description

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced $14 million in Australian funding for the Sahel humanitarian crisis during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, bringing Australia’s total contribution so far to $44 million.

The Australian Government continues to be concerned about the situation across the Sahel region of West Africa. More than 18 million people are at risk of food insecurity, with more than four million children at risk of malnutrition.

09 Feb 2012 description

Media release


9 February 2012

Australia is responding quickly to prevent a deepening food shortage in the Sahel region in Africa and address urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan and South Sudan.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said that millions of people in the Sahel are in need of food following drought, reduced crop harvests and people movements from other parts of Africa affected by conflict, such as Libya and Cote d'Ivoire.

22 Feb 2006 description

Sudan's enormous humanitarian needs follow many years of inequitable development, marginalisation and internal conflicts that have displaced over 6 million Sudanese, including 2 million in Darfur and 2 million in the South, and left many destitute.

14 Dec 2004 description

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In response to the ongoing crisis in Africa, Australia will provide an additional $10 million to help relieve the suffering of people in Darfur, Sudan and in Eastern Chad. $7 million has been allocated for Darfur and $3 million for Eastern Chad. This brings Australia's total assistance to the Sudan/Chad crisis to $30 million.

The increased contribution reflects the deterioration of conditions in the Darfur region where up to 2.3 million people have been displaced and the level of insecurity is high.