Worldwide, around 736 million people currently live in extreme poverty. Without human rights like education, adequate health care and access to clean water, people are unable to live to their full potential and pull themselves and their families out of extreme poverty.
Australia’s international aid program has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of the world’s poorest people. To do so, we desperately need the Australian Government to commit to increasing Australia’s ever-shrinking aid budget, which currently sits at 0.21% of gross national income, to the United Nations's recommendation of 0.7% by 2030.
Check out our video explaining the importance of Australian international aid here— and join us in calling on the re-elected government to do better and invest in Australia’s aid program.