Australian NGOs call for US$105 million increase in ODA for humanitarian crises

The Help Fight Famine Alliance asked the Australian government to increase ODA by A$150 million (US$105 million) before the revised national budget for 2022/23 is delivered on October 25, 2022.

The urgent package would assist humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and the 'Horn of Africa'. The Alliance said the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and severe weather have created a situation that could kill more people than COVID-19 through hunger.

The Alliance is comprised of 23 Australian development NGOs, including the Australian Council for International Development, Save the Children, and Micah.

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