Press Releases


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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NZ, Pacific and Australia call for united action on COVID in our region

Posted on 28 October 2020

ACFID, CID, and PIANGO Joint Statement to mark the start of the Oceania Connect Regional Conference 2020Access a PDF copy of the Joint Statement here

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Today, we…
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Health of the Sector report released

Posted on 08 September 2020

Aid sector at risk post COVIDAccess the press release as a PDF here

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The impacts of COVID on aid…
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Global Giving Day - Kiwis Support the World's Most Vulnerable

Posted on 19 August 2020

Today is World Humanitarian Day. New Zealand’s aid charities have come together to ask our ‘team of five million’ to consider those who are not only fighting COVID, but also…
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Increase in aid budget welcomed, as Pacific faces crisis

Posted on 14 May 2020


14 May 2020

Aid charities welcomed the government’s decision to increase the aid budget today with an
additional $55.6 million.

“Government budgets across the world are under huge stress, and it reflects the…
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