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Charity alliance to shake up overseas aid model

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 19th August 2021 -  “This alliance will make it really easy for donors who want to help to make that decision and to act on that decision.” 

Australian foreign aid scrutiny bodies scrapped, at a cost

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  Foreign aid advocate says it’s never been more important to ensure scarce taxpayer money is spent for maximum impact 

Save the Children launches first-of-its kind digital program for vulnerable Fijians

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th January 2021 -  The charity’s $6.6 million digital cash program is the largest humanitarian cash transfer in Fiji’s history  in the region  

Opinion

Vaccines, villains and victories

Audette Exel, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues there is a lot of focus on when Australians will get the vaccine – but almost no discussion of the global situation and the impact of vaccine nationalism, writes Audette Exel AO.

Analysis

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark World Children's Day. 

UK issues sex ban for aid workers

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  It comes after more than 50 women recently accused aid workers of demanding sex for jobs during the Congo Ebola outbreak 

Budget

Pacific funding boost to come at a cost

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Australia’s foreign aid budget does not go far enough to address the threat to global progress on poverty that the pandemic poses, advocates say. 

Aussies come together to end COVID for all

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th August 2020 -  More than 150 organisations and over 13,000 Australians have signed a pledge in solidarity with poorer nations 

Foreign aid transformed amid crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th May 2020 -  Overseas aid charities are scrambling to deliver programs amongst coronavirus chaos

Oxfam staff cuts highlight struggles across foreign aid sector

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th May 2020 -  The organisation says it is struggling to stay afloat financially amid the outbreak of coronavirus
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