Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Natural Disasters

4:07 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The Australian government offers its condolences to all those families affected by these crises. Australia is closely monitoring the humanitarian situation in Bangladesh and Myanmar and the impact of natural disasters across the world, including Tropical Storm Harvey in the United States and the effects of monsoonal flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In response to a request for international assistance from the government of Nepal, Australia's $2 million contribution to the relief effort will assist 5,900 children under the age of five and 1,600 pregnant and nursing mothers. In addition, Australia is providing essential hygiene supplies and health services to 6,600 women and girls.

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