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Achievements in Asia

Over the coming months our work with the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program is coming to an end. Red Cross is grateful to all the organisations and volunteers that made this program so powerful.

From strengthening special education in Bhutan, to mentoring midwives in Cambodia, to developing first aid programs in Mongolia, the program in Asia has been rich and diverse.

Together our partners and volunteers have:

  • improved access to quality health services, especially maternal and child health
  • helped communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters
  • improved access to education and vocational opportunities, particularly for people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
  • supported stronger and more effective community services
  • helped to conserve natural resources while contributing to sustainable economic development

Key achievements

Bhutan factsheet

Cambodia factsheet 

Laos factsheet

Mongolia factsheet

Philippines factsheet

Timor-Leste factsheet 

Stories from the field

Nurses in Bhutan hone their skills in dialysis and recovery nursing

Midwives in a rural Cambodia hospital build their confidence

Laos develops a national action plan for a better future for people with disabilities

Photo gallery - Welcome to Bhutan

Flooding doesn't have to mean drowning

Helping women live free from violence

Mental illness and the right to recovery

Our partners

We are so proud of our partners and the amazing work they do. Check out their websites to learn more.




Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation

Cambodia Trust

Cambodian Disabled People's Organisation

Cambodian Organization for Children and Development

Cambodian Red Cross

Cambodian Women's Crisis Center

Damnok Toek

Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Enfants & Développement

Handicap International

HealthCare Center for Children - Cambodia

Koh Kong Provincial Referral Hospital

Komar Pikar Foundation

Mongkul Borei Hospital

National Blood Transfusion Centre

National Plan Mental Health

National Public Health Laboratory, National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health

National Road Safety Committee

Netherlands Development Organisation

NGO Education Partnership (NEP)

NGO Forum on Cambodia

Pour Un Sourire d'Enfant

Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA)

Serei Saophoanis Referral Hospital

Tekdeysovanphum (TDSP)

Thmar Puok Referral Hospital

Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Cambodia

Veterans International Cambodia (VIC)

YES Centre (under the umbrella of Progetto Continenti)

Youth Star Cambodia


Association for Autism

Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE)

Bane Sainesouk Centre, Lao Association of the Blind and Association for Autism

Centre for Nutrition, Ministry of Health

Department of International Cooperation (DIC), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)

Elite Sport Department, Ministry of Education and Sports

Inclusive Education Centre, MoE

Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU)

Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (LANITH)

Laos Red Cross Society

Ministry of Health

National Centre for Environmental Health and Water Supply

National Centre for Laboratories and Epidemiology

National Coordination Office for Disabled Person (NCDP), Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

National Library, Ministry Of Information and Culture

National University Laos

Population Education and Development Association (PEDA)

Public Library - Luang Prabang Province

Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism

University of Health Sciences

Vientiane Capital Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Child Secretariat

Vientiane Youth Centre For Health and Development Of Lao Women's Union


Child Protection Centre, Ministry of Social Welfare and Labour

Children and Young People's Protection and Development (CYPPD)

Mongolia Family Welfare Association

Mongolian Association of School Social Workers

Mongolian Red Cross Society

Mongolian State Orphanage

National Cancer Centre of Mongolia

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)


Uvurkhangai Province Children and Family Development Department

Youth Development Centre


602nd Search and Rescue Association (SARA), Inc.

Aklan State University

Child Sponsorship for Community Development Inc. - Children International Legazpi

Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau Region V

Gualandi Volunteer Service Program, Inc.

HELP Learning Center Foundation, Inc.

Local Government of Numancia

Local Government Unit of Kiangan

Local Government Unit of Lamut

Municipal Government of Bula - Municipal Planning and Development Office

Municipal Government of Canaman, Camarines Sur - Municipal Planning and Development Office

Municipal Government of Kalibo

Municipal Government of Minalabac, Camarines Sur - Municipal Planning and Development Council

Municipal Government of San Juan, Southern Leyte Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Nutrition Center of the Philippines

Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc

Peoples' Organisation for Social Transformation Development Network, Inc. (POST)

Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordination Agency (PNVSCA)

Philippines Red Cross Society

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Provincial Government of Aklan

Provincial Government of Antique

Provincial Government of Camarines Sur

Provincial Government of La Union

Provincial Government of Negros Occidental

Provincial Government of Northern Samar

Provincial Government of Romblon

Provincial Health Office

Signpost International Inc.

Tambuyog Development Center


Asistencia Legal ba Feto and Labarik (ALFeLa)

Catholic Relief Services

Centre of Studies for Peace and Development

Centro Feto Haburas Dezenvolvemento

Estrela Plus

Forum Tau Matan - Institute for Human Rights and Development Study

Fundacao ETADEP

Fundação Hafoun Timor Lorosa'e (FHTL)

Health Alliance International

HealthNet Timor Leste

John Snow Inc.

Jornal Independente

Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP)

Many Hands International (MHI)

Ministry for Social Solidarity


Save the Children Timor-Leste

The Asia Foundation in cooperation with Fundasaun Edukasaun Comunidade Matebian (ECM)

The Asia Foundation in cooperation with Fundasaun Fatu Sinai Oecusse (FFSO)

Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL)


Photo: Tiet Ho (Australian Red Cross)