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Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Escape from South Sudan: Abraham's story

Feb 13, 2014

13 February 2014-Thirty years after fleeing his hometown, Abraham Jongroor arrived back in Bor - now part of South Sudan - on the very day violence erupted again

Australians help youth in Delhi's slums

Australians help youth in Delhi's slums

Jan 11, 2012

An innovate partnership aims to short circuit the cycle of poverty for young people in India

South Sudan: Seed and tools bring relief

South Sudan: Seed and tools bring relief

Mar 05, 2010

As Naboi Sabina stands amid her crop of sorghum, she looks to the skies and gives thanks.

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About Australia
  • GNI per capita: US $890 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Population: 21.3 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Largest city: Sydney
  • Area: 7.7 million sq km (2.9 million sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Ores and metals; wool, food and live animals; fuels, transport machinery and equipment