17 February 2012
Australia is helping to replenish much needed emergency supplies and restore access to essential services in Fiji after devastating floods which have affected more than 319,000 people.
Find out how we are helping Fiji.
Australia is responding quickly to prevent a deepening food shortage in the Sahel region in Africa and address urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan and South Sudan.
Find out more about the food crisis in Sahel and Sudan.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy, has seen first-hand the work being done to help lift Burmese people out of poverty.
Find out more about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to an Australian aid project.
AusAID's Child Protection Specialist, Kate Eversteyn, has one of the agency's most important jobs: working with AusAID staff and partners to manage and reduce the risk of child abuse associated with delivering aid activities.
Read Kate's blog on how AusAID is protecting children.
Life in Afghanistan, especially for women, is very different to the Australian experience. Paul Lehman looks back on his first month as Minister Counsellor in Afghanistan where he has become acutely aware of the customs and cultural norms that shape society.
Read Paul's postcard from Kabul.
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed Australia's support for the work of the UNHCR during a visit by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Find out more about Australia's partnership with UNHCR.
The Changing Lives series of short videos provides a glimpse into the lives of dedicated Australians engaged in the fight to reduce poverty in countries throughout the Asia Pacific. This captivating series gives a snapshot of Aussies immersing themselves in different cultures as they do their bit to help change lives.
See the Changing Lives videos.
Australia has helped Pakistan train 10,000 midwives.
See more fast facts.
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Last reviewed: 4 April, 2012