Pacific Islands

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Supporting the Samoa measles response

Posted on 19 December 2019

With over 5,300 measles cases reported, this represents nearly 3% of Samoa’s population. Over 75 lives have been lost. The generosity of New Zealanders during the response has been very…
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Bougainville referendum, Manaaki Update, UK elections, and more

Posted on 17 December 2019

+ Merry Christmas & Thank You from the CID team!

In what ever way you celebrate the upcoming holiday season, the CID team would like to take the opportunity to wish…
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CID Talk - Cash in the Pacific: Examples and Innovations for Humanitarian Action

Posted on 16 December 2019

Sandra Hart, Oxfam’s Pacific Cash & Livelihoods Lead, talks about her first-hand experience in delivering a cash-based programme to assist families displaced by the Ambae volcano in Vanuatu, in 2018, which represents the first…
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Measles crisis, UN guidelines on disability inclusion, Investment Impact, and more.

Posted on 03 December 2019

+ Latest on measles crisis
There are currently 3,728 measles cases in Samoa, including 198 in the past 24 hours. 53 patients diagnosed with measles have died. Since the nation-wide immunisation campaign…
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Press Release: Samoa Measles Epidemic – Cash the best way to support

Posted on 02 December 2019

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2 December 2019

“It has been heartening to see again, the generosity of the New Zealand public during a crisis, but it is key that support matches the immediate needs in…
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Pacific measles outbreak, EU Aid, Local Faith Actors response, and more.

Posted on 27 November 2019

+ Pacific Measles Epidemic
Samoa's Ministry of Health is appealing for help as the death toll in the measles epidemic reaches 25 people (new stats are out today) - all but one of them…
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Tsunami anniversaries, Growth setbacks, Is the INGO sector broken? and more

Posted on 01 October 2019

+ CID Annual Conference - Registrations Open!
Register now for the CID Conference - ‘Beyond Aid: Partnerships for the Future’.  

21 October 2019
Massey University Wellington.

For more information about the agenda and for…
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The Pacific way to diplomacy, Climate Change, Aid Agencies and terrorism, and more

Posted on 24 September 2019

+ CID Annual Conference - Registrations Open!
‘Beyond Aid: Partnerships for the Future’ is the theme of this year's CID Conference. It will be held on 21 October 2019 at Massey University Wellington.

For more…
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Rohingya seeking rights, and #Nziswatching petition still active. Plus fundraising, management advice and more.

Posted on 27 August 2019

+ Rohingya still without rights two years on from exodus

August 25th marked two years since nearly 740,000 Muslim-majority Rohingya fled Rakhine State for Bangladesh, bringing the total who fled to almost 1…
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Geneva Conventions turns 70, and changes in aid budgets evident globally. Plus many upcoming events and more.

Posted on 13 August 2019

+ Geneva Conventions turn 70

The Geneva Conventions were adopted on 12th August 1949, and this week marked the 70th anniversary since their inception. The Geneva Conventions, along with their three additional protocols, cover provisions…
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