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Myanmar

Hundreds of thousands homeless after Myanmar Cyclone

On May 4, 190km per hour winds and 3.5 metre waves ripped through the most densely populated area of Myanmar (Burma). Already, there have been 15,000 deaths, with more than 10,000 of these being from...

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Sudan

Situation Report: Sudan

Civil wars between the Sudanese Government in Khartoum and various rebel groups have ravaged Sudan since its independence from British-Egyptian colonial administration in 1956. The most devastating...

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal 2007

The current situation On Thursday 15 November 2007, Cyclone Sidr, described as the worst storm in years to hit the disaster-prone country, triggered a six metre high tidal wave that crashed into the...

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Timor-Leste

Austcare supports East Timor

Austcare, the Australian international aid organisation is on the ground and actively monitoring the unrest and displacement in the Eastern districts of Vequeque and Baucau. Austcare has committed...

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Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste crisis appeal

The current situation Tension and unease continues in East Timor with some fresh outbreaks of violence following the announcement of the new Timor-Leste National Government on 6 August 2007. At this...

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World

Austcare launches cluster munitions campaign

One of Australia's leading authorities on landmines will launch a pre-election campaign designed to eradicate another devastating weapon from the world's arsenals. Since 1989, Austcare has worked...

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Lebanon

Lebanon Crisis Appeal - Update May 2007

In May 2007, conflict erupted in Nahr al-Bared camp between the Lebanese Government and Islamist militants. Since the fighting halted earlier this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross...

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Nepal + 2 more

AUSTCARE in the field - Winter 2007

Strengthening Neighbourhoods in the West Bank PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: "It was the best training I ever had. I learned a lot, such as techniques of communication and decision making," said Samire...

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World

AUSTCARE in the field - Autumn 2007

An ongoing threat to civilians Explosive remnants of war (ERW) are an ongoing threat even after conflicts are resolved. They remain hidden in the ground for years, ready to kill and injure civilians. ...

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Indonesia + 3 more

AUSTCARE in the field - Summer 2006/2007

Recovering women's livelihoods together SRI LANKA: More than 30,000 people were killed and 550,000 lost their homes when the 2004 tsunami hit Sri Lanka. Two years later, people are still struggling...

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Indonesia + 1 more

AUSTCARE in the field - Spring 2006

JAVA EARTHQUAKE - AUSTCARE RESPONDS JAVA: In May 2006, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the island of Java, Indonesia. Within minutes 5,700 people were killed, 20,000 were...

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Timor-Leste

AUSTCARE East Timor Appeal

Help AUSTCARE in its ongoing peacebuilding efforts in East Timor Violence continues in Dili following days of fighting involving military, police and armed gangs. The violence began in April...

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Indonesia

Indonesia: AUSTCARE Java Earthquake Appeal

Help the people affected by the Java earthquake At dawn on 27 May an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's main island of Java. More than 3,000 people have been confirmed...

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Sri Lanka + 2 more

AUSTCARE in the field - Winter 2006

AUSTCARE HELPS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN SUDAN SUDAN: While the crisis in Sudan has eased since its peak, it is far from over. Food and other supplies can be diffi cult for the UN agencies to...

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Pakistan

South Asia Earthquake Appeal

The survivors of the South Asia Earthquake still require your help. Please give now to help those in greatest need. Funds from the AUSTCARE South Asia Earthquake appeal are providing basic food...

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Pakistan

AUSTCARE responds to the south asia earthquake

Thunderstorms and cold weather augur more misery for survivors of the Kashmir earthquake with the harsh Himalayan winter looming. The scale of this humanitarian disaster continues to grow, with 2.5...

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