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Aid groups want the Turnbull Government to not follow Donald Trump's lead.
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To prosper politically you don't need to turn your back on liberal, democratic and progressive values.
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We owe them more than a strongly worded statement.
After 14 years in relief and development I am surprised at my own jadedness and even cynicism.
What makes this country great is our ability to look out for those most in need.
This is not 'globalist' ideology as much common sense.
Sending unsolicited donations can do more harm than good.
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Mateship is alive in Somalia.
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Buses and ambulances moved into the besieged area.
The aid delivery to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which is blockaded by government forces, is an important test of the U.S.-Russian deal.
They have told me life is no longer of any value to them or their children, and they reach a state of despair. I have seen it in Asia, I have seen it in Africa, I have seen it in the Middle East... they would rather be dead than living in conditions like that. I’ve seen situations you wouldn’t even want to imagine.
At a time when the UN is calling for its largest ever humanitarian appeal to deal with crises like that in Syria -- and when the world is dealing with more displaced people than ever before -- Australia is just too far away from lifting its weight.
“I have never heard such fear and desperation. This is a new terrible.”
“Today is the first time we are able to move a joint convoy of the United Nations, the Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent ... to these two towns since November 2012.”