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Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated as cyclone barrels towards coast

Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie barrels towards the north Queensland coast, bringing 280km/h winds, flooding rain and a 4m tidal surge.

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Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

NDRF Chair Mark Mitchell is in Juba responding to the famine in South Sudan with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He reports on the country's humanitarian crisis, fuelled by rising temperatures, a lack of rainfall, and most crucially, a bloody conflict that has been raging since 2013.

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Hunting for the Grand Bargain

Ten months on from the signature of a landmark agreement to reform emergency aid, critics worry that the process of translating 51 separate commitments into action is creating new layers of bureaucracy – the very thing the initiative was supposed to reduce. IRIN investigates the challenges of implementing the "Grand Bargain" as political space and resourcing for humanitarian work are increasingly jeopardized.

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Want to sell aid to the Australian public? Look to values, not national interests

If recent speeches are anything to go by, politicians believe the best way to sell aid to Australians is to convince them it aids Australia too. It’s an understandable belief, but is it actually, empirically, correct? Terence Wood and Camilla Burkot find that the public are in fact more motivated by a moral obligation to help.

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads to the city's most densely populated areas.

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Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

As South Sudan’s civil war enters its fourth year, Saferworld’s most recent publication explores one aspect of the current crisis: the mobilisation and transformation of the country’s many ‘informal armies’.

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Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

One of the greatest challenges of rapid urban development is the disposal of increased quantities of municipal waste. The fatal landfill collapse in Addis Ababa demonstrates the potential consequences of unchecked expansion, in a state of Ethiopia troubled by tensions over governance and land allocation.

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South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba's military operations, according to a confidential United Nations report.

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Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

As she prepares to step down after eight years as UNDP Administrator and head of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to reflect on recent gains and consider both new and longstanding challenges facing development agencies and the United Nations in particular in the years ahead.

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Newshub’s television and web coverage of CID Members aid activities in the Greater Horn of Africa

Kiwi aid agencies are echoing calls from Buckingham Palace for donations to help east African nations facing famine and starvation. The UN says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second World War.

 

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