Welcome to the second edition of Focus for 2013. With so much going on in the world, and closer to home, it is heartening to bring you some wonderful stories that show how Australians are helping people in need. Throughout our region, and beyond, in Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Nepal, the Middle East—the work of our aid program continues.
Our feature on the conflict in Syria gives an insight into the complexity of this crisis, and shows some of the faces of this terrible war. Andrew Harper is the Australian head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Amman, Jordan, where hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have been pouring over the border for months.
It is cause to reflect.
Our special section focuses on Water—the most precious of commodities and the great leveller. No matter where we come from on this planet, we all need water, and the availability of clean water underpins many Millenium Development Goals—food security, health, healthy children. Some great stories about our work throughout the world remind us how lucky we are in Australia, and how much we have to share.
Focus on water
Volume 28, No.2
Feature: Supporting Syria
Feature: RAMSI 10th Anniversary
Q&A: Global Crop Diversity Trust
Country profile: Afghanistan
Rewind: Salty solution
Focus on disability and development
Focus on humanitarian aid
Focus on effective aid
Focus on education
Focus on Indonesia
Focus on food
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