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New Zealand NGOs supporting the Ukraine response

Posted on 02 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the Council for International Development (CID) and its NGO members are watching the situation closely and supporting the response.

Nearly 750,000…
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Africa on track to control Covid

Posted on 28 February 2022

Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of Covid, the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, if current trends continue, the continent can control the pandemic in 2022.…
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The quiet militarisation of the Pacific

Posted on 28 February 2022

Modern Pacific states are fiercely anti-nuclear, with little interest in militarisation, but they are very keen on infrastructure that might lift their economic prospects. Some of these projects, such as…
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WHO mental health support across the Pacific

Posted on 28 February 2022

WHO, through the Universal Health Coverage Partnership, supports Ministries of Health in 21 Pacific island countries and areas to strengthen mental health service provision, which is particularly important during the…
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Solomon Islands struggling with Covid outbreak

Posted on 28 February 2022

Frontline health workers in the Solomon Islands have warned that its health system is on the brink of collapse as the country struggles to deal with a devastating outbreak of…
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Russia-Ukraine conflict to impact Pacific and global economies

Posted on 28 February 2022

It may seem strange to think that a conflict happening on the other side of the world will affect the Pacific, but a USP academic explains that there will be…
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Initiative to fight sexual abuse by aid workers

Posted on 28 February 2022

Interpol has unveiled a new initiative to crack down on sexual exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable and impoverished people by humanitarian aid workers. Project Soteria, named after the Greek…
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Countries to include donations of vaccine doses as foreign aid

Posted on 22 February 2022

Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee issued a statement, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses…
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Launch of new podcast series: Useful Outsiders

Posted on 17 February 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of our new monthly podcast series!

We kick off with an episode that really captures what we want the series to interrogate: how can aid…
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Psychological impact of Tongan eruption and tsunami

Posted on 17 February 2022

The psychological effects of the Tongan tsunami and volcanic eruption, and now a Covid-19 outbreak, are becoming a concern for locals, a veteran journalist told Stuff reporters recently.
 
The Tongan government predicts the road to recovery…
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