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Mozambique cyclone, refugee camps, latest from Venezuela, and helping Christchurch

Posted on 26 March 2019

+ Mozambique's Cyclone causes devastation 

Ten days ago, Cyclone Idai, one of the most devastating storms to hit Africa in decades, made landfall in Mozambique with sustained winds of 120 mph (195...
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‘Together we are stronger’ - information, links, and updates post the Christchurch tragedy

Posted on 19 March 2019

CID vigil outside the Brandon Street Muslim place of prayer on Monday, 18th March.

+ A message from Farid, a member of the CID team

No one believed this terror could happen...
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Ethiopian Airline crash, safeguarding, humanitarian efforts in Venezuela, and World Bank must reject US candidate

Posted on 12 March 2019

+ Nearly a third killed in crash, aid workers

2 days ago Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed six minutes after takeoff on its way to Nairobi, Kenya from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It crashed into a...
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Brexit, comic relief, governance lessons, and 10 humanitarian crises you haven’t heard of

Posted on 05 March 2019

+ 10 humanitarian events we have heard of

The NZ Herald ran a piece this week about the ten most shocking humanitarian crises most New Zealanders haven't heard of. 

It raises the real challenge we have of maintaining...
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UK influence at the UN, CID Conference 2019, Venezuelan crisis and International Women’s Day 2019

Posted on 26 February 2019

+ UK influence at UN would be in freewill

As the UK hurtles towards the March 29 Brexit deadline, a new report from the United Nations warns “Brexit will have an impact on the UK’s...
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Global trends in giving report, Pope raises alarm for rise in hunger, CID’s new website and lots of events coming up

Posted on 19 February 2019

+ Global Trends in Giving Report
54% of people worldwide prefer to donate online with a credit card
45% are enrolled for monthly payments 
20% are more likely to give if they are given a...
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Partnerships, Trump’s State of the Union, 40 years on from the Iranian Revolution, and the NZDF celebrates diversity

Posted on 12 February 2019

+ Trump's SOTU

At last week's State of the Union Speech, President Trump launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a government-wide project led by his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

The initiative involves the State Department,...
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Progress on SDGs, the criminalisation of humanitarian aid workers continues, navigating culture and development, and making partnerships work

Posted on 05 February 2019

+ What progress on the SDGs?
 
"In 2018, 93% of countries reported that non-state actors, like civil society organisations and businesses, were engaged in their Voluntary National Review (VNR) of how...
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Davos, CID’s trends for 2019, Venezuela aid crisis, and learning opportunities to start the year

Posted on 29 January 2019

+ Drab Davos but some good chats

There were high level no-shows (Donald Trump, Teresa May and Xi Jinping) , and a lot of hui not do-ey, but some important takeaways. 

Economic...
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New inequality report, Australia and the Pacific, Davos, Brexit, the US shutdown, and what it means for aid

Posted on 22 January 2019

+ Oxfam Report: Public Good or Private Wealth 
Oxfam International have released their report 'Public Good or Private Wealth' this month. It calls for a transformation of our economies to deliver...
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