Disability Assessment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon
Concerning the lack of disability data in the Syria crisis context, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and iMMAP conducted the study aimed at the following:
1.Provide statistically reliable prevalence of disability as well as disability disaggregated data indicators on access to services.
The recent, historic peace accords between the government and the largest guerilla movement has greatly improved the country’s security and stability, as well as its prospects for achieving sustainable development for all its citizens.
Today we announce additional assistance for people affected by volcanic activity on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island, and the conclusion of the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the relief and recovery effort.
The additional assistance will enable NGOs and the Government of Vanuatu to extend affected communities’ access to basic services, including education and healthcare. It will allow displaced people to resume more normal lives following their evacuation to the nearby islands of Espiritu Santo, Maewo and Pentecost and upon their return to Ambae Island.
[Wednesday 29 July] 2015 (Pacific Islands) – Tanoliu community in the North West Area Council of Shefa Province is attracting Pacific-wide interest in its new Knowledge Hub demonstration crop for farmers to share skills and ideas.
STATEMENT RELEASED ON 27 MAY 2015
Please find herein the Joint NGO Statement ahead of the intergovernmental Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean being held on 29 May 2015 hosted by the Royal Thai Government in Bangkok. The signatories below represent more than 600 non-governmental and civil society organisations operating across Asia and the Pacific regions.
The study reported here was developed under the PACC project to demonstrate the combined use of modelling, a climate tool – the Cook Islands Coastal Calculator – and community knowledge to quantify the risk of coastal inundation to property and infrastructure in the village of Oneroa now and under future climate scenarios, and to incorporate this information into community decision making and planning for 'climate-proof' development. The study was led by a team of technical experts from the SPC, SOPAC and NIWA, with assistance from the Cook Islands (MOIP)
Joint Australian and United States Governments’ Review of Support to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia—Final report
This joint review assessed the effectiveness of the Australian and United States Governments’ support to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia over the past 10 years.
This document summarises the achievements of mine action activities funded by Australia during the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 through its bilateral and global mine action programs.
Australia is providing up to $252,000 in humanitarian aid to civilians affected by fighting between Filipino soldiers and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in southern Philippines.
The aid will help thousands of families seeking refuge in evacuation centres who are among the 100,000 people displaced by fighting that began on 9 September when MNLF rebels attacked Mindanao’s Zamboanga City.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Minister for International Development Melissa Parke today announced Australia has granted an additional $1.8 million to support peace in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
‘Expanding our support for peace in Mindanao is a concrete statement of Australia’s concern for the poor of that long-suffering region, and our interest in the achievement of long-lasting peace,’ Senator Carr said.
Australia will give $1.3 million to the Mindanao Trust Fund to help improve livelihoods, health, and education in conflict-affected communities.
Australia and Myanmar have reaffirmed their commitment to development cooperation, sharing their visions for a prosperous and stable Myanmar with an improved quality of life for all its people.
Plan to protect vulnerable people in the wake of humanitarian crises
Minister for International Development Melissa Parke today released a strategy that will guide the efforts of Australia’s aid program in protecting the rights of people left vulnerable by humanitarian disasters.
AusAID’s Protection in Humanitarian Action Framework will outline the agency’s approach to protecting the safety, dignity and rights of conflict and disaster-affected populations.
Released By: Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Melissa Parke, Minister for International Development
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr, and Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke MP, today announced a further $21.5 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the deteriorating situation in Syria.
AusAID support for a multi-country Red Cross project team is helping vulnerable families in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region build resilience to climate change.
The Australian, German and Vietnam Red Cross Societies team, backed by AusAID’s Community-based Climate Change Action Grants Program, equips communities with strategies to prepare for disasters and reduce their vulnerability to changing climatic conditions.
15 July, 2013
Families on the remote Pacific island of Tokelau continued to have enough fresh water in the past year after a prolonged period of drought in the region, thanks to AusAID support.
The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project Plus (PACC+) program focuses on enhancing the ability of people to deal with the negative impacts of climate change such as continued droughts.
Melissa Parke, Minister for International Development, has welcomed the United Nations report showing that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are making good progress.
Released by the United Nations Secretary General in Geneva, the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 says that some of the MDGs are already met, and many other targets are within reach by the 2015 deadline.
MDGs that have already been achieved include:
halving extreme poverty (MDG 1)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 25 June 2013 – Sri Lanka has made tremendous progress in getting children into school. Due to a policy to universalize primary education over seventy years ago, 98 per cent of children enrolled in grade one now reach grade five, the final grade of primary school.
Australia’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Asialink have hosted Australia’s first business engagement round table on Myanmar, held in Sydney on 19 June 2013. AusAID and Asialink, an Australian centre for building skills and understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia’s role in the region, brought together government, academia, business and representatives from Myanmar, including a high-level delegation led by Myanmar’s Deputy Minister for Commerce, H.E. Dr Pwint Hsan.
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.