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WHO Foundation, Australian Aid, INGOs' vision, and more

Posted on 02 June 2020

+ A Pacific bubble first?

Why a bubble with the Pacific should be first, writes University of Auckland’s Collin Tukuitonga in Newsroom.

Risk is less. With zero COVID-19 cases in NZ and in some...
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Indonesia Matt King Surf Aid

Global poverty, Remote humanitarian work, Remittances, and more

Posted on 26 May 2020

+ 'How to keep the world's most essential work going'

"The 3rd wave of Coronavirus could be the most deadly," writes CEO of World Vision, Grant Bayldon in a new think piece this...
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Evolution of Pacific Localisation, NZ aid budget, COVID testing in Africa, and more.

Posted on 19 May 2020

+ Update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005

Department of International Affairs Te Tari Taiwhnua has provided an update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005.
COVID-19 has impacted the Department’s policy work programme,...
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1 Oxfam Thailand Artur Francisco

A Pacific bubble, Human trafficking with closed borders, Press freedom, and more.

Posted on 12 May 2020

+ MFAT's pivot to COVID-19 and a new normal

Jonathan Kings, Deputy Secretary of the Pacific and Development Group, gives a personal account of how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade responded in...
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Africa UNICEF 1 v2

Migrants essential workers, local responses, 'green stimulus',  and more.

Posted on 06 May 2020

+ Refugees and Migrants: Essential Workers on the COVID-19 Frontline

With many migrants on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, the Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Policy Group has created a brilliant interactive website with data...
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Danielle Kerchmar IDYP Ukraine

Cyclone responses, Greener Pacific, Kindness, and more

Posted on 28 April 2020

+ Multiple responses and press freedom in Vanuatu & Fiji 

Vanuatu's newly-appointed Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has established a Recovery Operations Centre within his office to coordinate recovery planning while dealing with multiple disasters, such...
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cbm dev6 v2

Duel crises in the Pacific, Managing volunteers, TC Harold update, and more

Posted on 21 April 2020

+ Update on TC Harold (Vanuatu, Fiji & Tonga)

Initial assessments have identified there are 81 health facilities in the areas severely impacted by TC Harold. There have also been a total of...
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Pacific Humanitarian Pathway, Debt Relief, Development will change, and more.

Posted on 14 April 2020

+ Pacific Humanitarian Pathway - will it work?

Access and delivery of humanitarian aid have been restricted in the Pacific region during COVID-19. Regular humanitarian supply chains, such as those that would be...
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TC Harold, Pacific 'hierarchy of threats', COVID-19 and Climate Change, and more

Posted on 07 April 2020

+ Cat 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold (Solomon Islands & Vanuatu)

Tropical Cyclone Harold, is the first Category-5 storm to make landfall since Vanuatu declared a state of emergency on the 29th March (due to COVID-19). It is...
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Fundraising & Generosity, UN's Plan, Humanitarian concerns, and more

Posted on 31 March 2020

+ Latest update from MBIE on Essential Mailings

Direct mail for 'essential services' only – IMPORTANT information 

Many charities are confused and concerned about whether or not they can continue to send out...
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