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Tourism in the Pacific reimagined

Posted on 22 December 2022

With the arrival of what is historically, the low season for Pacific tourism markets, the industry will be hoping to benefit from returning Pasifika reuniting with family at Christmas and…
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NZ aid agencies warn 50 million people facing extreme hunger crisis

Posted on 15 December 2022

Nine New Zealand aid agencies urge Kiwis to act now to provide life-saving support for people affected by the hunger crisis in East Africa.

The world is currently facing one…
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UNDP engagement in the Pacific region

Posted on 14 December 2022

Last week, CID’s Executive Director, Peter Rudd, met with Ms Kanni Wignaraja, Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific for the United…
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New Caledonia determined to attain sovereignty by 2025

Posted on 30 November 2022

After meeting last weekend, the Caledonian Union, and The Palika Party, both key members of New Caledonia’s independence movement, declared 2025 was still very much a deadline to achieve sovereignty. 

This…
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Sri Lanka at brink of humanitarian crisis

Posted on 30 November 2022

The dramatic fuel shortages that accompanied mass protests in Sri Lanka earlier this year may have eased, but for millions of Sri Lankans the economic crisis is worse than ever. 

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China spending falls in Pacific says Lowy Institute New Blog Post

Posted on 30 November 2022

China's development spending has fallen in the Pacific region, according to Australia's Lowy Institute. 

Five years after the Papua New Guinea government announced a long-awaited $US2.6 billion upgrade of the nation's…
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Opposition to Japanese plans to dump nuclear waste in Pacific

Posted on 30 November 2022

After meeting at the Nuclear Connections Across Oceania conference over the weekend in Dunedin, activists and academics have joined forces to publicly oppose Japanese plans to dump nuclear waste in…
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Heavy out-migration underlines economic conditions in Marshall Islands

Posted on 30 November 2022

The Marshall Islands had its highest-ever sustained out-migration over the past five years, according to a statistical report released earlier this week.  

The Marshall Islands Fiscal Year 2021 Statistical Appendices, shows…
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Yemen CSOs call for localisation of humanitarian action

Posted on 24 November 2022

49 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Yemen have issued a joint statement that called on funders, donors, and UN agencies to implement their commitments, calling for the following demands:  

Neutralize humanitarian…
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Ukraine and the impact on aid to other crises

Posted on 24 November 2022

Maruf Mohammed Shehab, from Action Aid Bangladesh, and others have highlighted that the overwhelming humanitarian aid to Ukraine, impacts the flows of funds to other crises, such as the protracted…
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