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25 May 2018 description
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Factsheet: Australia's assistance in response to displacement from Rakhine State, Myanmar

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

21 May 2018 description

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.

04 May 2018 description

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

04 May 2018 description

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.

04 May 2018 description

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.

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