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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

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Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


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Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

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Consolidated Appeal Pakistan Floods

Floods rage through the street in Pakistan

Floods rage through the street in Pakistan. Photo: Red Cresent Pakistan

Pakistan is in the grips of a severe flooding disaster that has affected an estimated 33 million people. The annual monsoonal rains are around three times heavier than the national 30-year average – and the worst-affected regions are receiving more than five times the usual amount of rain. The death toll has surpassed 1,200. Roads and bridges have been damaged, entire buildings have been washed away, and many homes have been destroyed. Agriculture has also been severely impacted, with an estimated 700,000 heads of livestock lost.

Preliminary information indicates major damage to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water is a significant concern, and communities are increasingly resorting to open defecation, heightening the risk of water and sanitation-related diseases. Cases of diarrhoea and water-borne diseases, respiratory infection, and skin diseases have already been reported.

Humanitarian and development organisations on the ground will be critical to providing urgent support for displaced and affected populations including shelter, sanitation and hygiene, safe drinking water and in the long-term recovery that will be required for people to restore their homes and agricultural livelihoods.

Please find out more about the valuable efforts of our members and how you can contribute to their responses below.

We will continue to update this page with additional members appeals as they are launched.

You can be assured that your support to any member listed below will meet identified needs on the ground. The standards by which ACFID members make appeals for donations are set by ACFID’s Code of Conduct. This includes a responsibility to provide clear information to their donors on the emergency and the work they are doing with affected communities.

All ACFID member appeals below have been checked and meet Code of Conduct requirements.

ACFID members responding

ADRA Australia

Heavy seasonal rainfall and consequent floods across several major geographic areas of Pakistan have so far killed over 1,300 people and left 33 million people homeless. Severe food shortages, lack of shelter, contaminated drinking water and hazardous travel will result in ongoing hardship for families, women and children. ADRA is currently assessing the needs but is responding immediately by providing food packages to vulnerable families and establishing safe drinking water distribution points.

Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia

In response to the destruction brought about by the recent flooding in Pakistan, Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia is working with local Christian entities to give flood relief to vulnerable communities without discrimination.  We are working with the  Christian Hospital Tank (a mission hospital with a focus on serving vulnerable people, serving 40000 people annually), and the Diocese of Peshawar (with vast experience in delivering emergency relief).  Our partners serve in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, a remote area greatly affected by the floods but largely overlooked in the distribution of flood relief. 

Care Australia

Pakistan Floods Emergency Appeal – CARE’s highest priority is supporting women, children and people with disabilities as well as the
650,000 pregnant women in the area. We are working directly and with partner organisations in Pakistan to deliver immediate emergency assistance
including: food, tents and shelters, sanitation and hygiene items, child survival kits, safe spaces for women and children.  And once the initial response phase is over, we will be supporting the recovery process and helping families rebuild what they’ve lost and build resilience to future shocks and emergencies.


Caritas Australia is supporting its partners on the ground to respond to torrential rain and flash flooding in Pakistan, which has displaced over 7.9 million people. Our partners are providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance including temporary and emergency shelter, hygiene supplies, food distributions, clean water, and healthcare services to support those displaced and affected by the floods. Your support today can help provide urgent support to communities affected by the catastrophic floods.

UNICEF Australia

In Pakistan, five times the average rainfall has resulted in devastating flooding throughout the country. There are reports of almost 1000 people losing their lives, and 3.4 million children are estimated to have been impacted. UNICEF teams are working with the government and partners to deliver urgently needed medicine, vaccines, water and sanitation supplies.
Already, we have provided 8,000 people access to safe drinking water and delivered soap to 7,000 families, but more is needed to support the needs of children and their families affected by this crisis.

Donate Responsibly

Australians understand the impacts of natural disaster and are incredibly compassionate and generous. Unfortunately, if we are not smart in how we do that, we can actually cause more problems for the people of Pakistan. 

Unrequested goods such as food, clothing and medicines sent to countries experiencing crises consistently end up in landfill. Unrequested goods block valuable space at ports and airports and can prevent vital aid getting through. Cash is fast, flexible, and is used to meet the immediate and changing needs of those affected.

With cash donations goods can be sourced and purchased locally. This supports local businesses, keeps people in jobs, and stimulates the local economy.

If you want your donation to have a long-lasting impact, consider donating cash. Find out more about how to donate responsibly at:  donateresponsibly.org.

Humanitarian Action for Those in Greatest Need

Effective and inclusive Development

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners

Development at the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement

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