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Fire in Cox Bazar causes widespread devastation

Posted on 09 March 2023

Last week, Cox Bazar, one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, was hit by a huge and destructive fire.  

“In a matter of hours, thousands of bamboo and tarpaulin…
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UN faces difficulties reaching Syrian earthquake victims

Posted on 09 March 2023

The United Nations has limited access into North-Western Syria to extend life saving assistance in the aftermath of last week's earthquake.

Physical damage to roads and a lack of entry points…
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Aotearoa New Zealand's humanitarian response to Vanuatu cyclones

Posted on 06 March 2023

A state of emergency was declared in Vanuatu as the nation was hit by Tropical Cyclone Kevin almost immediately after Tropical Cyclone Judy. The pair of cyclones have impacted an estimated…
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Vanuatu community demands rebuild from 2020 Cyclone Harold

Posted on 02 March 2023

The Melisi community in Pentecost are demanding the Vanuatu government take action after living in the destruction from Cyclone Harold for 3 years.
 
Area administrator Jean Vianey Barang says barely any progress has…
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Report reveals how smaller Pacific nations perceive corruption

Posted on 01 March 2023

Transparency International's latest report 'Perceptions of Corruption in Seven Small Pacific Island Countries'' collates the viewpoints of individuals from smaller Pacific nations who may have encountered corruption. In the past, research…
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New PNG media policy threatens press freedom

Posted on 01 March 2023

A new media law is being proposed in PNG, reestablishing the Papua New Guinea Media Council (PNGMC) to have licensing control over journalists. The PNGMC has historically been a separate,…
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Flooding impacts thousands in Brazil

Posted on 01 March 2023

Brazil's south-eastern state of Sao Paulo is in crisis after severe rainfall and flooding impacted the region last week. Governor Tarcisio de Freitas stated that the amount of rain that hit…
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High rates of maternal mortality reflects global disparities

Posted on 01 March 2023

The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group has estimated in their new report that a woman dies every 2 minutes due to pregnancy. The data spans mortality in childbirth from…
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Sudan's two-decade-long struggle with conflict.

Posted on 01 March 2023

Sunday marked the 20-year anniversary of the Darfur Genocide, an event sparking two decades of instability in Sudan.
 
The clash between rebel groups and the government in 2003 resulted in an estimated hundreds of…
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Oxfam: What She Makes Campaign Lead

Posted on 27 February 2023

Oxfam Aotearoa are looking for a passionate and experienced Campaign Lead - Economic and Gender Justice for their What She Makes Campaign.

This is a 12-month fixed term position to cover…
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