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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.

04 Apr 2013 description

Today mark’s International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and is a reminder to the global community that landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war continue to maim and kill thousands of people around the world.

These explosive remnants of war are an enduring legacy of conflict, and contaminate more than 70 countries, and kill and injure more than 4,000 people each year, including children. They contaminate farmer’s fields, forests, roads, pathways depriving people of agricultural land and essential services.

21 Dec 2012 description

Australian NGO: ActionAid Australia
Local Partner: ActionAid Uganda
Project Title: Women’s rights in agriculture
2011-12 funding: $97,391

Gender inequality remains a significant development challenge for many countries in the world. Nations are unable to reach their full potential when half of their citizens are excluded from important leadership and economic opportunities. Three of the ten development objectives of An Effective Aid Program for Australia specifically address gender equality and the empowerment of women.

11 Dec 2012 description

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.

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.

02 Oct 2012 description

Australia and the World Bank Group Partnership: Unlocking potential, achieving results

This report highlights the achievements of the Australia – World Bank Group Partnership.

Unlocking potential, achieving results - online version

Headline results in 2012

  • Access to finance provided to more than 500,000 people in the Pacific.

16 Aug 2012 description

I’m proud to say that even my little three- and nine-year-old siblings are now washing their hands!’ exclaims Jessica, 14, a Health Club member at a school in Kumuli District, Uganda.

02 Mar 2012 description

AusAID and USAID have jointly funded research conducted by GSMA mWomen which looks at the wants and needs of women in developing countries, and how mobile technology might improve their day to day lives.

The research report, ‘PORTRAITS—A Glimpse into the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid‘ is the result of discussions with over 2,500 women living on less than $2 per day.

Researchers surveyed women in Egypt, India, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, with secondary research contributions from many other parts of the world.

22 Dec 2011 description

AusAID, together with UniQuest and the University of Queensland (UQ), is helping to improve skills for dryland farming in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

Food production on dryland in African countries is particularly important to ensure food security. However, despite efforts to introduce more sustainable and productive systems such as conservation farming and agroforestry, African farming is still governed by traditional slash and burn techniques.

15 Jul 2011 description

More than 10 million people are suffering the effects of the most serious drought in 60 years in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

UNICEF estimates that there are 480,000 severely malnourished children in drought affected Kenya, Somalia Ethiopia, and Djibouti, with a third of children under five in southern Somalia malnourished. In Kenya, more than 3.5 million people in the northern and north-eastern regions are without food and water.

05 Jun 2010 description

Australian Government

AusAID Media Release


18 Nov 2009 description


23 Aug 2007 description

The Australian Government will provide $3 million to deliver food and essential health services in the conflict-ravaged African nations of Uganda and Somalia.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Greg Hunt, today announced $2 million would go towards emergency food aid for about 1.3 million internally displaced people in Uganda.

'The vast majority of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Uganda are women and children in the north of the country,' Mr Hunt said.

'Australia will work with the World Food Programme which is coordinating the food aid efforts …

07 Aug 2006 description


01 Jul 2005 description

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I am pleased to announce that Australia will contribute $9 million to the World Food Programme's efforts to help ease a severe food crisis in several countries in Africa.

In the Southern African region $4.5 million will provide food assistance to 8 million people facing severe food shortages in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.