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Strengthening Localised Humanitarian Action in the Pacific

Posted on 11 October 2021

Earlier in the year year the Pacific Resilience Partnership, which includes PIANGOand a number of other significant collaborators, released their report – Humanitarian Action in the Pacific: “Towards Strengthening Local Action in the Pacific”.  As the ‘enforced localisation’…
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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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Recognised Seasonal Employer workers return – but only a few

Posted on 29 September 2021

The NZ Government announced quarantine free dates for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers to return to New Zealand from Vanuatu, Samoa and Tonga.
From 4 October RSE workers from Vanuatu can begin…
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A generation missing out on education in India 

Posted on 29 September 2021

Indian children have been “locked out” of school for almost a year and a half, and a survey of 1,400 households found that the proportion of sample children who were studying online…
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Covid response leaving people with disabilities behind  

Posted on 29 September 2021

Statistics of people with disabilities in terms of Covid deaths or cases are absent in most countries, for example in Bangladesh where there are already over 1.5 million confirmed cases of Covid and 27,000 deaths. Covid has increased…
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Australia and New Zealand ranked last in group of traditional aid donors 

Posted on 29 September 2021

The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. The CDI not only help…
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CID welcomes new members

Posted on 22 September 2021

CID would like to welcome two new Full Members to the whānau, Just Peoples and ADC.

Just Peoples is a global community of people who have two things in common; a…
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Staying afloat despite drop in Pacific tourism

Posted on 22 September 2021

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that the drop in international arrivals caused a loss of up to US$2.4 trillion in GDP in 2020 and that…
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NZ aid sector calls on government to do more for Afghanistan

Posted on 22 September 2021

61 organisations and individuals, including CID members religious and community leaders, lawyers and academics sent an open letter to Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs expressing major concerns about delays in Government action.
 
"Your…
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Have the Taliban changed?

Posted on 15 September 2021

As stranded Afghans with New Zealand citizenship or visas wait to hear how they will get out of Kabul, concerns mount at the make-up of the new Taliban government.
 
It is…
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