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Significant plastic waste following Tonga eruption response

Posted on 26 April 2022

Since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted in Tonga in January, killing four people, the Pacific nation has received more than 200 shipping containers of aid supplies, including 86,000 bottles…
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Calls for United Pacific effort against climate change

Posted on 26 April 2022

It only makes sense for Pacific Island countries to work together in the fight against climate change. These were the sentiments shared by Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister, Simon Kofe following his…
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10 million internally displaced, with 5 million departing Ukraine

10 million internally displaced, with 5 million departing Ukraine

Posted on 26 April 2022

More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine in the nearly two months since Russia's full-fledged invasion began, according to a tracker from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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Concerns raised over Japan’s plan to dump nuclear waste into the Pacific

Posted on 26 April 2022

Independent scientists are questioning Japan’s plans to dump just over 1 million tons of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, following a review of the available evidence. The panel of…
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UK controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda

Posted on 19 April 2022

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel and Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta on Friday signed a deal that will send some asylum-seekers to be detained in Rwanda (6400km away). The British…
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How should the next Australian govt handle Pacific engagement?

Posted on 19 April 2022

The draft security agreement between China and Solomon Islands highlighted that a “business as usual” Australian (as well as New Zealand) approach to the Pacific may no longer be enough.…
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Humanitarian Group slams plan to divide Papua

Posted on 19 April 2022

The Humanitarian Coalition for Papua says that the unilateral creation of three new provinces in Papua by the Indonesian central government is like repeating the management model of Dutch colonial…
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Ukraine crisis: views from developing countries

Ukraine crisis: views from developing countries

Posted on 19 April 2022

On the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, South Africa gave a clear message that Russia should immediately withdraw its armed forces from Ukraine in accordance with the UN…
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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate Change

Link between reproductive health, rights, and climate change resilience

Posted on 19 April 2022

Links between women’s sexual and reproductive health and the impacts of climate change are made clear in the recent Working Group II report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…
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Plastic waste overwhelms Tonga landfill

Posted on 19 April 2022

The only landfill in Tonga is filling up with plastic waste from relief efforts following the volcano eruption. A reported 86,000 bottles of water arrived in shipping containers of aid…
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