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Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016.

his annual report is a leading resource for understanding financing for humanitarian crises globally. Following the new Sustainable Development Goals and World Humanitarian Summit, our report this year begins to set a baseline for measuring progress on the implementation of global commitments to invest in humanity in the years to come.

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Smaller Island States adopts new strategy: Working together on sustainable development

The Smaller Island States (SIS) of the Pacific Islands Forum have adopted a new strategy to ensure their unique vulnerabilities are recognised and addressed as part of the regional policy agenda.

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Core civil society rights violated in 109 countries- Civil Society Watch Report

A report by CIVICUS has shown that many of the civil society freedoms have been violated in at least 109 countries, showing that states are not upholding their commitments under international law to protect and enable civil society.

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Australian Council for International Development (ACFID): Outcomes of aid cuts

This article provides links to pieces in which the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) explains the effects of the recent budget cuts to Australian aid. 

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Misplaced charity

Aid is best spent in poor, well-governed countries. That isn’t where it goes due to the actions of corrupt officials, businessmen and politicians. 

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CID Release: Back civilian experts in Iraq as well as military

In response to the New Zealand Government's plan of an 18-mission extension in Iraq, Darren Brunk, Humanitarian Coordinator of the Council for International Development states that a greater investment should go toward post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. 

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France ratifies Paris climate agreement

President urges other European states to adopt the accord by year-end, as China and US have pledged to do.

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After cyclone, devastated Bangladeshis now face monsoon floods - Red Cross

Cyclone Roanu disrupted lives of some 1.3 million people who subsist on fishing and farming along coastline.

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Australia is punching below its weight in the MDBs

Contrary to popular belief, Australia is actually under-performing in its membership of the multilateral development banks (MDBs), according to Bob McMullan. Among its counterparts of similar economic weight, Australia's membership is very low and even most of the BRICs out-perform it. McMullan discusses why this is happening.

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Drought Dries Up Money from Honey

Many Zimbabweans and others living in Southern Africa have suffered the worst drought in 30 years. The drought, which was worsened by the El Nino phenomenon, has destroyed crops, farms and livestock. 

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