Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 693,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Most of these people arrived with few or no possessions and are reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Almost 60 percent of new arrivals are children.
Australia is working closely with humanitarian partners to provide assistance to displaced people and host communities, both in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Australia's humanitarian assistance
Joint media release
The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific
The Australian Government is assisting the Government of Fiji to respond to a recent meningococcal outbreak.
This Performance of Australian Aid report assesses the performance and results of the Australian aid program in 2016-17.
The report reviews progress with the implementation of the Government's policy and performance framework for the aid program. The report:
provides an update on progress towards the 10 strategic targets for the aid program
summarises the performance and results of country, regional and global aid programs, and
Today I announce that the Australian Government is providing further assistance to address the needs of people affected by humanitarian crises in Myanmar, including in Rakhine and Kachin States.
The UN estimates that over 830,000 people in Myanmar need humanitarian assistance, including approximately 500,000 Rohingya in Rakhine State. The Rohingya community continues to depend on humanitarian assistance to survive as severe restrictions obstruct their access to income and essential services.
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary
At 31 March 2018, there were 1389 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1059 in immigration detention on the mainland and 330 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 452 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 18,325 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.