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Vaccine equity in the Pacific

Posted on 12 April 2022

The Australian government last week pledged another AUS$85 million to the COVAX scheme, but experts say it’s still not enough.
 
However, Professor José Manuel Barroso, the board chair of vaccine sharing…
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Aid ‘limbo’ for Bangladesh Rohingya ‘Refugee Island’

Posted on 12 April 2022

Donor reluctance to fund aid on Bhasan Char, Bangladesh’s controversial island refugee camp, is preventing basic services from scaling up and leaving refugees in limbo. Authorities in Bangladesh have transferred…
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Tigray response halted due to de facto humanitarian blockade

Posted on 05 April 2022

One week after the Ethiopian government declared a ‘humanitarian truce’ in its war-torn Tigray region, the situation remains the same on the ground. The Ethiopian government has enforced a de…
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Minister Mahuta’s first official visit to the Pacific and further Covid funding

Posted on 05 April 2022

Last week New Zealand’s foreign affairs minister, Nanaia Mahuta, visited Fiji for the signing of the Duavata Partnership: Aotearoa Whenua Manapori o Whiti Tauaki Mahitahi agreement promising a “shared commitment…
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Medical professionals in Tonga to help with mental trauma

Posted on 05 April 2022

In the wake of the Tonga eruption, now that initial needs are being addressed, it is important to manage the mental health toll of the disaster. A team of eight…
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New Honiara embassy as Australia increases Pacific Aid

Posted on 05 April 2022

Australia will spend $65 million building a new High Commission in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara amid record aid for the Pacific. The government lifted its aid funding to…
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2022 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis is launched

Posted on 05 April 2022

The 2022 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis was launched on Tuesday, 29 March. Humanitarian agencies were seeking more than US$881 million to support approximately 1.4 million…
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Two-month ceasefire in Yemen

Posted on 05 April 2022

Yemen's warring parties laid down their weapons for the first nationwide truce since 2016 on Saturday, with all eyes on whether the UN-brokered ceasefire will hold.
 
In a statement, the UN…
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Defence budgets increase while aid budgets fall

Posted on 05 April 2022

Across Europe as Covid continues and the crisis in the Ukraine increases, we are seeing an increase in military budgets, often resulting in a decrease in other areas, including at…
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It’s now or never: Third and final part of IPCC Report released

Posted on 05 April 2022

The world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown but only through a “now or never” dash to a low-carbon economy, scientists have said in…
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