June 16th, 2017

Agencies join forces to respond to disasters

In an Australian-first move, 22 of Australia’s aid agencies have joined forces to respond to emergencies both globally and closer to home in the Pacific.

AVI is pleased to announce our involvement in the Australian Government’s new five-year Australian Humanitarian Partnership as part of a consortium led by Plan International Australia. As well as AVI, Plan International Australia consortium partners are ChildFundCBM AustraliaActionAid and International Medical Corps (IMC).

Minister Julie Bishop launching the Australian Humanitarian Partnership in Brisbane.jpg

Launched on Friday 16 June in Brisbane by Federal Minister Julie Bishop, the AHP builds on DFAT’s history of partnering with experienced Australian NGOs (ANGOs) to deliver humanitarian assistance. Six ANGO consortia will work collaboratively with DFAT to respond to disasters and, in a new initiative for the AHP, strengthen local humanitarian capability and disaster resilience in the Pacific.

The AHP is an exciting new opportunity for AVI to extend our capacity development work in the humanitarian sector, especially to support the organisations and people in the Pacific where we have a long and rich history. 

Photo > Minister Julie Bishop launching the Australian Humanitarian Partnership.