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The Pacific must lead climate action

Posted on 07 March 2022

Ms ‘Ofa Ma’asi-Kaisamy, Manager of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) stated at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Programme (SPREP) in Apia, Samoa, that the recent IPCC report is…
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I stand with her

Posted on 07 March 2022

This year’s International Women's Day is in recognition and celebration of the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response.
 
We want to highlight and…
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New climate change report on ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

Posted on 07 March 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Sixth Assessment Report assessing the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels.

Many…
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Challenges providing humanitarian support to Ukraine

Challenges providing humanitarian support to Ukraine

Posted on 07 March 2022

Humanitarian organisations are struggling to get relief items into Ukraine through normal channels. With over 1.5million Ukrainians having already crossed the border, the most recent attempt to support humanitarian corridors…
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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

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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