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How the media misrepresents Afghanistan

Concerns for Pakistan’s deadline for Afghan migrant deportation 

Posted on 02 November 2023

It was announced by Pakistan early last month that all Afghan migrants in the nation without legal documentation, almost 1.73 million refugees, would be forced to leave by November 1.
 
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Escalating humanitarian crisis as Gaza Israel conflict persists

Posted on 02 November 2023

UN Secretary General António Guterres says he is “deeply alarmed by the intensification of the conflict between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza”, a conflict which “civilians have borne…
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Humanitarian assistance for Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Lola

Posted on 02 November 2023

People in Vanuatu are reeling from Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Lola which hit the nation last week, predominantly impacting those in the Penama and Malampa Provinces.
 
Reports have estimated that over 150,000 people…
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Council for International Development Annual Conference Promotes Deeper Partnerships in Facing Global Challenges

Posted on 31 October 2023

The Council for International Development (CID) Aotearoa New Zealand’s Annual Conference took place in Poneke Wellington at Parliament and Pipitea Marae on 20 and 21 September 2023.

The sold-out conference bought…
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Papua New Guinea’s population predicted to increase to 21 million by 2050

Posted on 26 October 2023

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) has predicted that the current population of 12.9 million people will increase to 21 million by the year 2050. This was revealed in their Populations Projections Report released…
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UN disappointed by Australia’s vote against an Indigenous Advisory Body

Posted on 26 October 2023

On 14 October, Australia voted against adjusting the nation’s constitution to acknowledge the rights of Indigenous people. 60% of Australian’s voted no in a referendum proposing the creation of an advisory…
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Sudan now largest internal displacement crisis globally after six months of conflict

Posted on 26 October 2023

It has just marked six months of fighting between the Sudanese Army and the parliamentary Rapid Support Forces (RFS), sparked by a clash between the groups in North Darfur in April.
 
Since…
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Tropical Cyclone Lola makes landfall in Vanuatu

Posted on 26 October 2023

On Tuesday night, Tropical Cyclone Lola passed over Pentecost in Vanuatu at category 4 intensity, before being downgraded to category 3 on Wednesday. This comes a week before the beginning of…
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New insurance introduced in Samoa to aid natural disaster response

Posted on 20 October 2023

A new form of insurance has been launched by the Samoan Government to assist the population in responding to natural disasters. The insurance product was announced by La'auli Leuatea Polataivao, the Samoa…
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China's Belt and Road Initiative enters new decade with digital innovation focus

Posted on 20 October 2023

On October 17 and 18 China hosted the third edition forum of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It brought together world leaders to celebrate the initiative's 10th anniversary, and to announce future…
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