Australia pledges $15 million to help Rohingya crisis, and other news (01 May 2018)

From support in the Rohingya crisis to Pakistan's financial plan for development

Every Tuesday we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • The Australian government have committed $15 million to humanitarian assistance for the Rohingya crisis, delivering food, shelter, and health services. This comes after the prime ministers of Australia and Bangladesh met in Sydney to discuss the situation. Read more in the Independent (Bangladesh).
  • Nigeria’s Ministry of Health has said it aims to end all malaria-related deaths by 2020, and revealed that almost 200 billion Nigerian dollars have been spent on fighting malaria in the past decade. Currently a quarter of the world’s malaria cases are in Nigeria. Read more in Punch (Nigeria).
  • The Pakistan federal government has presented its national development outlay for the 2018-19 financial year. This includes 100 billion Pakistani rupees for new projects by the next government. Read more in Pakistan Today.

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