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20 Feb 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita has caused severe damage in the Pacific. It made landfall in Tonga during the night of Monday 12 February as a destructive category 4 storm, causing severe damage to the capital Nuku'alofa.

Almost 1500 homes have been partially destroyed and close to 300 have been destroyed. Over 4500 people are currently displaced in evacuation centres.

The cyclone also hit Samoa on Saturday 10 February as a category 2 storm.  Both governments have declared a state of emergency.

16 Feb 2018 description

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At 31 January 2018, there were 1287 people in immigration detention facilities, including 953 in immigration detention on the mainland and 334 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 447 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,129 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 Feb 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita has caused severe damage in the Pacific. It made landfall in Tonga during the night of Monday 12 February as a destructive category 4 storm, causing severe damage to the capital Nuku'alofa.

Our thoughts are with the people of Tonga. Officials from the Australian High Commission in Tonga are in contact with the Government of Tonga to provide support in the aftermath of the cyclone.

Australia's humanitarian assistance

14 Feb 2018 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide $18 million over three years to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilisation efforts in Iraq.

Australia recognises Iraq faces formidable humanitarian and stabilisation challenges as it seeks to rebuild after its defeat of ISIS. The UN estimates that 8.7 million Iraqi people require humanitarian assistance and almost 2.6 million remain internally displaced.

14 Feb 2018 description

The School for Shan State Nationalities Youth (SSSNY) was formed in 2001 with a vision to empower young people to take an active role in social change in Myanmar. The school offers social justice education and community leadership training.

Maps & Infographics

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