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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.

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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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Press release: a plea to Kiwis, banks and businesses - send cash not stuff!

Posted on 09 December 2020

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The Council for International Development has launched a roadshow, plus a media campaign to encourage the New Zealand public to send cash,…
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2020 Aid Sector Survey Launched

Posted on 12 November 2020

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CID recently released its annual survey of the sector – ‘Bracing for COVID-19’. It covers CID members for their last…
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