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TRIPS waiver compromise

Posted on 21 March 2022

Reactions have been mixed about a report that a compromise has been reached on a waiver for vaccine intellectual property rights.
 
Oxfam’s Head of Inequality Policy and co-chair of…
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What is the cost of Pacific tourism reopening?

Posted on 21 March 2022

With New Zealand’s borders opening next month to vaccinated Australians, and to vaccinated visitors from visa waiver countries from May 1, international tourism is slowly but surely back on the menu.
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Cash is best for Ukraine

Posted on 21 March 2022

CID has been advocating primarily for cash donations in the Pacific with recent disasters, we are now seeing the message being repeated in Europe with the crisis in Ukraine. There…
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Hong Kong Covid crisis

Posted on 21 March 2022

Omicron is tearing through densely populated Hong Kong, with hospitals and mortuaries being overloaded. Over 5,000 deaths and more than 1 million cases have been reported among its population of…
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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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