Australia's aid program focuses on the Asia-Pacific region. We are internationally recognised for our leading role in the region, particularly in PNG and the Pacific. Two-thirds of the world's poor-some 800 million people-live in the Asia-Pacific, yet they receive less than one third of global aid.
Volunteers make a significant contribution to the Asia-Pacific region by developing capacity, sharing skills and building relationships. Australia also supports volunteer assignments in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Photo by Austraining International. Jane Hartnell, Community Education Adviser.