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Russia-Ukraine conflict to impact Pacific and global economies

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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Impact of war in Ukraine on the most vulnerable

Impact of war in Ukraine on the most vulnerable

Posted on 16 February 2022

The ties between the conflict in Ukraine and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region are complex. Regional states have a direct interest in preventing escalation and in minimising…
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How to change people's minds on vaccines - latest research

Posted on 16 February 2022

Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, author of A Matter of Fact. Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World and Co-Director of The Workshop outlines how to be effective when countering misinformation.
 
Telling people they’re stupid and shouting…
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10% double wealth while Covid makes poorer worse off – new Oxfam report

Posted on 10 February 2022

This year’s Oxfam report, Inequality Kills, opens with the rise in wealth of the richest people over the pandemic, contrasting it with the fall in income for most of the world.
 
Then…
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How can I donate to Tonga?

Posted on 19 January 2022

The most urgent need in times of crisis is money, not stuff. No other type of donation can match its impact.

See below for information on how your donation to Tonga…
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A call on banks and business to drop fees in support of Tonga response

Posted on 18 January 2022

The umbrella organisation for New Zealand’s aid agencies, Council for International Development is calling on banks and money transfer businesses to drop (or reduce) any bank fees as Tongan New…
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