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Pacific diaspora leadership key to improving NZ’s aid

Posted on 18 October 2021

Pacific diaspora leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand play a key role in development and humanitarian responses in the Pacific, but traditionally the links with aid agencies and charities has been…
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Public continue to donate to aid causes - despite Covid

Posted on 06 October 2021

Funding for New Zealand’s Aid charities has held steady despite Covid, closed borders and the inability for aid workers to travel.

The Council for International Development (CID) released its Annual Survey…
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More support for those who leave and those that stay - Afghanistan

Posted on 03 September 2021

3 September 2021

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New Zealand’s aid charities are supporting their local partners working on the ground in Afghanistan, so people can still access food, find safe shelter…
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New Zealand charities call to raise the refugee quota

Posted on 23 August 2021

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23 August 2021

Aid charities are calling for New Zealand to play its part, and increase the refugee quota by 1000 immediately to take in those Afghans and…
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Kiwi aid charities call: ‘support for aid workers in Afghanistan too'

Posted on 19 August 2021

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19 August 2021

Today is World Humanitarian Day, and the aid sector is calling on the government to support local Afghan staff working for aid charities.

While the troops may…
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Press Release: Legislation Needed to Stop Modern Slavery in Kiwi Supply Chains

Posted on 26 May 2021

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26 May 2021


Many of the 40 million children, women and men in modern slavery worldwide are producing products that are sold in New Zealand homes and workplaces.


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Press release: Small increase in aid welcomed, but COVID demands more from New Zealand

Posted on 21 May 2021

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21 May 2021


Budget 2021 saw a modest increase in aid, although this is likely to be swallowed up by inflation, and is primarily focused on funding operational capacity…
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Press Release: Aid is key to COVID recovery - Budget plea

Posted on 18 May 2021

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New Zealand's aid agencies are calling on the government to increase aid in this year's budget, especially to the Pacific – or at least to maintain existing levels.


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Press Release: Are Syria's broken people being forgotten after 10 years of conflict?

Posted on 17 March 2021

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Ten years on, the Syrian conflict continues to cause misery for the millions who have fled and those who are still trapped inside…
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Press Release: New Zealanders urged to donate responsibly following Cyclone Yasa

Posted on 18 December 2020

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Tropical Cyclone Yasa has caused havoc overnight across Fiji, at the end of a year when the COVID pandemic has already devastated the tourism industry and disrupted…
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