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16 March 2017
In 2017, Australia has provided $34 million in response to the worsening crises in Somalia and South Sudan.
Australia's assistance is providing emergency food and nutrition, health services, water and sanitation to vulnerable communities, particularly women and children. It will also provide agricultural livelihoods support.
This funding brings the amount of life-saving humanitarian assistance Australia has allocated to South Sudan and Somalia to over $120 million since 2014.
The 2017 funding includes:
Australia also provides annual core funding to trusted international humanitarian partners. The bulk of this funding is un-earmarked, allowing our partners to prioritise the most urgent humanitarian needs globally. For example, WFP has provided $3.5 million of Australian Government core funding to South Sudan in 2016-17.
These partners include: