The recent Australasian Aid Conference, held at The Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy in Canberra in partnership with The Asia Foundation, attracted more than 500 participants from a dozen countries. Here are 9 key highlights from this year.
Last week the United Nations declared that parts of South Sudan are experiencing famine, the first time the world has faced such a catastrophe in six years. Some 5.5 million people, nearly half the population, will not have a reliable source of food by July.
The future international NGO will look very different to the model we’ve become used to. It’s evolving before our eyes, and its the NGOs themselves doing the disrupting, writes CID Director Josie Pagani.
The NZ aid community is calling for urgent New Zealand public support in response to the unfolding humanitarian calamity in South Sudan and the Greater Horn of Africa, where hundreds of thousands are already facing famine conditions, while the lives of millions more are threatened by conflict, drought and displacement.