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US declares Myanmar Army committed genocide against Rohingya

Posted on 21 March 2022

In the last 24 hours, the US Administration has declared Myanmar’s mass killing of the Rohingya Muslim population to be a “genocide”. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made…
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Bid for critical aid funding to Yemen falls far short

Posted on 21 March 2022

The United Nations held a High-Level Pledging Event last Wednesday, in a bid to rally donor support for Yemen, which has seen life-saving funding dry up in recent weeks. The…
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Podcast: Barriers to vaccination: inequities & false information

Posted on 16 March 2022

Useful Outsiders podcast episode 2

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A rich and important discussion about some of the barriers to Covid vaccination in NZ and the Pacific. The speakers delve into issues around vaccine…
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Drought and hunger in Somalia

Posted on 14 March 2022

The country is in the grips of its worst drought for decades. Around 650,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the last year as three years of…
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WASH for Yemen

Posted on 14 March 2022

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center on Sunday signed a deal with UNICEF to provide safe water supplies for drinking and human use in the Yemen. In line…
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Tonga recovery and resilience building plan requires T$565.8 million

Posted on 14 March 2022

Tonga Prime Minister, Honourable Hu’akavameiliku has confirmed to Tonga’s Development Partners that a total of T$565.8 million (USD$240 million) will be needed to fund the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai Recovery and Resilience Building…
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Forgotten crises, and the bias in conflict reporting

Posted on 14 March 2022

With the global focus on the Ukraine, there has been some media commentary about other long-term yet ‘forgotten’ crises elsewhere in the world.  The New Humanitarian has listed eight conflicts…
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Rush to vaccinate Vanuatu

Posted on 14 March 2022

Up until last week it had managed to keep the virus out of the country with strict border controls over the past two years. The head of the Vanuatu Red…
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Fires continue to sweep through Rohingya refugee camp

Posted on 14 March 2022

Another fire swept through a refugee camp housing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh last week. A six-year-old boy was killed and approximately 2,000 people, including 1,000 children were left homeless, highlighting…
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The impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on global food supplies

The impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on global food supplies

Posted on 14 March 2022

The war in Ukraine will continue to deliver several ‘shocks’ to the global supplies, and the cost of food, the Director of the world's biggest fertiliser companies, Yasa International has…
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