Australia Assists Annual Report 2021-2022
Summary of publication
This year was characterised by a succession of events resulting in high humanitarian need. Australia Assists response to these events was done in the shadows of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that continued to strain national health systems and disrupt global supply chains. In our own region, extreme climatic and weather events threatened lives and livelihoods, exacerbating food insecurity and access to fresh water. Through this period of instability, the Australian Government, via Australia Assists remained committed to the provision of humanitarian assistance.
Australia Assists at a Glance
- 102 specialists deployed to 27 program partners in 31 countries across the Pacific, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, representing an average of two deployments per week.
- Deployments totalled 571 months, the highest yearly volume of deployments to date and a nine per cent increase on FY21.
- Deployees identifying as she/her comprised 48 per cent of all deployments, a two per cent increase on FY21. Of the total deployee cohort:
- One voluntarily disclosed they had a disability
- Twenty seven nationalities were represented, including Australian
- Eight deployed to their home country
- Eleven deployed within their region.
- 59 per cent of deployments (60 specialists), were deployed fully in-country, while 11 per cent (11 specialists) worked remotely and 30 per cent (31 specialists) began remotely before moving in-country.
- Additional funding supported 54 deployments focused on Peace and Stability outcomes, including deployments responding directly to the impact of conflict on civilian populations.
- Australia Assists supported the delivery of 13 RedR humanitarian training courses in Australia, Fiji and Jordan.