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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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Conference 2023

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18-19 October 2023

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.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

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


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

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

Home 5 Current Appeals 5 Consolidated Appeal Sudan

Consolidated Appeal Sudan

(Last Updated: 8th February 2024)

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Sudan has been in the grips of a violent civil conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) since April 2023, with the UN continuing to voice concern at the escalating humanitarian situation. In that time there have been reports of conflict-related sexual violence, indiscriminate attacks against civilians, forced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, arms trafficking and more.   

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), at least 12,000 people have been killed and 33,000 others injured. This death toll is likely to be much higher, with a report from the United Nations Panel of Experts, suggesting 15,000 civilians were killed in one city alone. OCHA also notes that over 11 million people have been displaced, making Sudan the largest internal displacement crisis globally.  

Further, Sudanese civilians face malnutrition, water scarcity, and a lack of access to essential healthcare, sanitation and shelter. A child is dying from malnutrition every 2 hours in a single refugee camp in Darfur, a region of Western Sudan. 

The aid & humanitarian sector is working to offer assistance and protection to affected people and communities and continues to call on all parties to cease hostilities, to uphold international law and protect civilians, including health and humanitarian aid workers.     

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 Sudan. 
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.

ACFID members responding

Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia

In Cairo, the influx of Sudanese refugees is overwhelming. ARDFA is working through it’s partner Refuge Egypt to care for vulnerable and displaced Sudanese refugees. This includes both care for new arrivals, who need food and medical care, as well as more long-term support through education and case-management.


Australian Lutheran World Service

ALWS is currently responding to the Sudan crisis through its partner Lutheran World Service (LWF) in countries in the region including Ethiopia and South Sudan. LWF is providing essential household supplies, shelter, food assistance, water, sanitation, and hygiene services and psychosocial support to refugees.

Visit: www.alws.org.au/news-and-stories/sudan-crisis/

Australia for UNHCR

Conflict in Sudan has displaced millions inside the country and across borders. Communities are not only facing violence, but also suffering from malnutrition and other health threats such as measles. With healthcare facilities under attack and medical supplies running out, lives are at risk.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is meeting refugees at border crossings and providing emergency supplies such as sleeping mats and soap. Mobile health clinics are providing medical kits, vaccinations and malnutrition screening wherever possible, but more support is needed urgently.

Donate now to provide shelter, medicine and cash assistance to families seeking safety.

Visit: www.unrefugees.org.au/emergency-response/sudan-emergency/

Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is supporting its partners in Sudan and surrounding countries to respond to the escalating humanitarian need, providing access to clean drinking water. support for sanitation and hygiene, shelter for internally displaced people and refugees and cash-based interventions to ensure families can buy food.

Visit: www.caritas.org.au/donate/emergency-appeals/sudan-crisis/

Global Mission Partners

On 15 April 2023 violence broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), causing over 3.3 million people to flee their homes.

Since then, over 240,000 people have fled across the border to South Sudan, many are women and children, adding to the 2 million already internally displaced people.

Our partners, Christian Mercy International (CMI) and LAID Foundation of South Sudan (LAFOSS), are assisting these families with food, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and blankets.


Plan International Australia

In April last year, conflict erupted in Sudan and since then, close to eight million people have been driven from their homes, seeking refuge, three million of whom are children.

Protecting children is our priority. Together with local partners, we’ve been building shelters, distributing cash assistance, clean water, food and other essential supplies, as well as providing child protection, psychosocial support and education.

We urgently need support to provide life-saving humanitarian aid to as many people as possible.

Visit: https://www.plan.org.au/appeal/sudan-crisis/

UNICEF Australia

UNICEF and partners are providing lifesaving assistance to over six million children in Sudan, including support in child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and cash interventions to children in need.   

Visit: https://www.unicef.org.au/donate/philanthropy-sudan-emergency-appeal?expId=230023&variantId=B

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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