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Humanitarian preparedness and response

Humanitarian support to Myanmar and Bangladesh

As part of Australia's ongoing commitment to supporting the humanitarian response in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Australia provided $145 million in 2022-23 for life-saving food, water and shelter through partner organisations.

This package of support continues to deliver essential protection, education and health services for those most in need, including women, girls and people with disabilities.

Since the Myanmar military coup in February 2021 humanitarian need there has surged from 1 million to an estimated 17.9 million people.

Australia commends Bangladesh's ongoing support to over 960,000Rohingya who rely on humanitarian assistance to survive. We also recognise the ongoing impact on communities hosting the Rohingya.

Australia's humanitarian assistance is delivered through the United Nations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and non-government organisations.

All partner organisations have proven capacity to deliver neutral and independent humanitarian assistance and reach those most in need. They are carefully chosen to ensure that Australia's assistance does not directly benefit or legitimise the military regime in Myanmar.

Since August 2017, Australia has provided over625 million to people across Myanmar, and to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

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