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World Food Programme and USAID pause all food aid to Ethiopia  

Posted on 15 June 2023

Last month, the World Food Programme and USAID announced they would be suspending their food aid deliveries to the Northern Ethiopia region of Tigray. However, due to an ongoing “widespread and coordinated…
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International Fund for Agricultural Development opens Fiji office

Posted on 07 June 2023

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have announced the opening of an office in Suva.
 
IFAD is a global financial institution and UN agency who work to decrease poverty and improve…
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Pacific nations voice feedback on plastics treaty

Posted on 07 June 2023

The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) held its second session from 29 May to 2 June in Paris. The series of meetings aim to prepare a legally binding, international instrument to address plastic pollution,…
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Crisis unfolds following attack on Ukraine dam  

Posted on 07 June 2023

On Tuesday, the Kakhovka Dam in the Khersonska Oblast region of Ukraine was destroyed. The dam was one of the largest water sources in South Ukraine, and it’s demolition has caused…
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Heatwaves cause ongoing humanitarian crisis in Pakistan

Posted on 07 June 2023

On World Environment Day, Amnesty International released a report expressing grave concern for the levels of heat in Pakistan, and the severe consequences it poses for the population's health and livelihoods.
 
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Women's Resilience to Disasters Programme introduced in Solomon Islands

Posted on 31 May 2023

Last Friday, the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme was launched in the Solomon Islands as a collaboration between the Solomon Islands Government, Australia Aid and UN Women. The WRD Programme is…
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Pacific leaders unite on climate change at South Korea Summit

Posted on 31 May 2023

On Monday, Pacific Island leaders came together in Seoul for the Korea-Pacific Island Summit, which was co-chaired by South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown.

The theme…
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New Zealand increases humanitarian assistance to the Horn of Africa

Posted on 31 May 2023

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have declared they will be extending NZ $7.75 million to support the drought and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. This was…
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Asia-Pacific climate summit: breakthroughs and barriers

Posted on 26 May 2023

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) finished up in Bangkok on 19 May, having bought together leaders from across the wider region to discuss climate…
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Malnutrition skyrocketing in Uganda refugee settlements

Posted on 26 May 2023

In a recent press release, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) expressed concern for the increasing malnutrition among refugees in Uganda. Over the period from 2021-2022, the issue increased by 50% - with…
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