Humanitarian assistance

Alternate Term Label:
Humanitarian aid
Humanitarian innovation
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Briefing paper

2020-21 Federal Budget: what it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

A coalition of refugee organisations has condemned the Australian government’s decision to slash support to people seeking asylum in the 2020-21 Budget. This decision, they say, puts over 100 000 people, including around 16 000 children, at further risk of homelessness and destitution.
Policy report

Violence without borders: the internationalization of crime and conflict

This report documents the extent to which conflict, crime and violence have become internationalised in recent years. The report unpacks the political economy of crime, conflict, and violence, the understanding of which is critical for the effectiveness of humanitarian, development and security assistance.
Briefing paper

COVID-19: a watershed moment for collective approaches to community engagement?

Effective communication and community engagement (CCE) is a critical component of the response to COVID-19 in humanitarian settings. This briefing note makes a number of recommendations to strengthen collective approaches to CCE.
Report

Climate change, conflict and fragility: an evidence review and recommendations for research and action

This report looks at the evidence on the links between violent conflict and climate-related hazards, disasters and natural resources. It explores the relationship between conflict and short-term, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters, that can trigger humanitarian disasters.
Report

Everyday humanitarianism during the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire crisis

The specific purpose of this rapid scoping project is to identify, describe and, where possible, map the location of the humanitarian behaviours enacted by individuals and community groups in response to the bushfire crisis. This focus of this study is on the activities and initiatives...
Policy report

Fit for the future: priorities for Australia’s humanitarian action

This paper has been developed by the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID) Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG). It argues that Australia is well positioned to aim higher in taking a principled, whole-of-government approach to humanitarian action, in line with our role as a wealthy, middle-power...
Report

Delivery of the Humanitarian Settlement Program

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) assists eligible people to settle in Australia, and is part of the federal government’s broader humanitarian program. The objective of this audit was to examine whether the HSP is being delivered effectively.
Report

Rethinking capacity and complementarity for a more local humanitarian action

Humanitarian action has been a mainly international endeavour, where power continues to lie with donors, UN agencies and large INGOs. This report aims to inform a more local humanitarian action, reflecting on the evidence from several case studies, as well as the interviews and discussions...
Report

Global humanitarian assistance report 2019

This year’s report contains detailed analysis of the international financing at work in crisis-affected contexts. Navigating the increasingly complex and changing financing landscape, the report includes new analysis of the wide range of resources going to recurrent and protracted crisis response countries.
Report

International assistance to the Solomon Islands: is food and water security the highest priority?

This paper argues that food and water security is weak in the Solomon Islands, but due to the history of state breakdown and ethnic violence, most international development assistance seeks to address a wider range of issues.