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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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Rachel Smalley: Counting the great cost of the Syrian crisis

It's a grim anniversary today: the sixth anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict, a conflict unchecked for so many years now, and left millions either living as refugees or internally displaced. Syria is... Read more about 'Rachel Smalley: Counting the great cost of the Syrian crisis'...

'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

Just before his torturers pushed him out of the van, barely conscious, on to the Nairobi pavement, Abdi was told he was one of the lucky ones: “You were supposed to die tonight.”The... Read more about ''You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa'...

State of the international aid sector – NGOs evolving to meet new challenges

Results from CID’s latest survey of New Zealand’s international NGOs reveal a vibrant sector active close to home in the Pacific and South-East Asia, and in countries like South Sudan, Iraq and Syria.

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We can help refugees

New Zealanders can help fight the United State’s ban on refugees, says the Council for International Development's Director, Josie Pagani.

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New Zealand aid workers welcome Shearer appointment to lead UN in South Sudan

New Zealand’s aid workers are applauding the appointment of MP David Shearer to head the United Nation’s Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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Kiwis can help stop Mosul from being the next Aleppo

*OPINION**:* Aleppo or Mosul - which would you choose? You could choose Aleppo – the northern Syrian city, caught in the relentless crossfire between the army of Bashar al-Assad, his foreign allies and... Read more about 'Kiwis can help stop Mosul from being the next Aleppo'...

For Immediate Release: Stand together with our brave humanitarian workers

Council for International Development (CID), the coordinating body of New Zealand’s international aid and disaster relief agencies, is changing its social media profile pictures to red today (#redforsyria[http://www.ifrc.org/redforsyria]) and calling on others to show solidarity... Read more about 'For Immediate Release: Stand together with our brave humanitarian workers'...

NDRF Release: NZ Aid groups call on world leaders to deliver action after failure of refugee summit

New Zealand’s aid workers have added their voice to a global declaration rebuking world leaders for failing to act on the deepening refugee crisis, at a major UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants... Read more about 'NDRF Release: NZ Aid groups call on world leaders to deliver action after failure of refugee summit'...

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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