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New Caledonia determined to attain sovereignty by 2025

Posted on 30 November 2022

After meeting last weekend, the Caledonian Union, and The Palika Party, both key members of New Caledonia’s independence movement, declared 2025 was still very much a deadline to achieve sovereignty. 

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Sri Lanka at brink of humanitarian crisis

Posted on 30 November 2022

The dramatic fuel shortages that accompanied mass protests in Sri Lanka earlier this year may have eased, but for millions of Sri Lankans the economic crisis is worse than ever. 

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China spending falls in Pacific says Lowy Institute New Blog Post

Posted on 30 November 2022

China's development spending has fallen in the Pacific region, according to Australia's Lowy Institute. 

Five years after the Papua New Guinea government announced a long-awaited $US2.6 billion upgrade of the nation's…
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Opposition to Japanese plans to dump nuclear waste in Pacific

Posted on 30 November 2022

After meeting at the Nuclear Connections Across Oceania conference over the weekend in Dunedin, activists and academics have joined forces to publicly oppose Japanese plans to dump nuclear waste in…
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Heavy out-migration underlines economic conditions in Marshall Islands

Posted on 30 November 2022

The Marshall Islands had its highest-ever sustained out-migration over the past five years, according to a statistical report released earlier this week.  

The Marshall Islands Fiscal Year 2021 Statistical Appendices, shows…
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Yemen CSOs call for localisation of humanitarian action

Posted on 24 November 2022

49 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Yemen have issued a joint statement that called on funders, donors, and UN agencies to implement their commitments, calling for the following demands:  

Neutralize humanitarian…
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Ukraine and the impact on aid to other crises

Posted on 24 November 2022

Maruf Mohammed Shehab, from Action Aid Bangladesh, and others have highlighted that the overwhelming humanitarian aid to Ukraine, impacts the flows of funds to other crises, such as the protracted…
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Tuvalu receives emergency grant to address severe drought situation

Posted on 24 November 2022

After the declaration of a Public Emergency on the 8th of November, The Asian Development Bank granted $4 Million (USD) to the Tuvalu Government, in an effort to relieve some…
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Oxfam launches living wage campaign, What She Makes

Posted on 24 November 2022

Last week, Oxfam Aotearoa launched the What She Makes campaign which calls on the biggest fashion brands in New Zealand to pay a living wage to garment workers in their…
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COP27: Loss & damage fund agreed but failure to tackle emissions

Posted on 21 November 2022

The United Nation Climate Conference, COP27, closed on Sunday with a breakthrough agreement to provide loss and damage funds to vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.

However, outcomes of the…
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