Humanitarian policy and partnerships
Australian Humanitarian Partnership
The Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) is a new strategic five-year (2017-2022) partnership between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian NGOs.
The AHP will deliver more effective, innovative and collaborative humanitarian assistance by allowing Australia to utilise the networks and access of Australian NGOs to respond to natural disasters and protracted crises in our region and beyond.
The program will help to save lives, alleviate suffering and enhance human dignity during and in the aftermath of conflict, disasters and other humanitarian crises.
The AHP also has a specific focus on strengthening the ability of local communities and organisations in the Pacific to prepare for and respond to crises. Overall, $50 million will be invested from 2017-2022 to build the capacity of local organisations across the region to manage disasters more effectively.
DFAT has partnered with six peak Australian NGOs and their consortium partners to deliver on these priorities:
- CARE Australia
- Caritas Australia
- Oxfam Australia
- Plan International Australia
- Save the Children Australia
- World Vision Australia