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Plastic waste overwhelms Tonga landfill

Posted on 19 April 2022

The only landfill in Tonga is filling up with plastic waste from relief efforts following the volcano eruption. A reported 86,000 bottles of water arrived in shipping containers of aid…
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Advocacy Report Sep - Feb 2022

Posted on 18 April 2022

Covid continues to dominate. Disaster strikes in Tonga. Donate Responsibly message.

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This report collates the general advocacy activities of CID Members from the period September 2021 to February 2022.…
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Podcast: Embedding locally-led models for development

Posted on 18 April 2022

Useful Outsiders podcast episode 3

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This episode looks at how Covid has shifted a more localised approach to aid and development, and how we can make the most of this…
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Foreign support for Pacific Courts as a development issue

Posted on 12 April 2022

Pacific island states are unusual, but not alone, in relying on foreign judges to sit on their highest courts. Across the nine Commonwealth states of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New…
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Security vs. sovereignty as leaders debate Solomon Island deal

Posted on 12 April 2022

Last week Minister Nanaia Mahuta travelled to Fiji to sign a high-level partnership agreement, “uniting like never before” according to Fiji’s prime minister, to partner on economic, security, climate change…
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Ukraine news round up

Posted on 12 April 2022

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its second month, attacks on religious freedoms as well as human rights abuses are escalating. Religious leaders, local officials, civil society, and journalists are…
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Recognising indigenous & local initiatives

Posted on 12 April 2022

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Equator Prize, when UNDP and partners of the Equator Initiative recognized the local successes of 28 Indigenous and local community initiatives…
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Vaccine equity in the Pacific

Posted on 12 April 2022

The Australian government last week pledged another AUS$85 million to the COVAX scheme, but experts say it’s still not enough.
 
However, Professor José Manuel Barroso, the board chair of vaccine sharing…
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Aid ‘limbo’ for Bangladesh Rohingya ‘Refugee Island’

Posted on 12 April 2022

Donor reluctance to fund aid on Bhasan Char, Bangladesh’s controversial island refugee camp, is preventing basic services from scaling up and leaving refugees in limbo. Authorities in Bangladesh have transferred…
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Humanitarian support to Ukraine

Posted on 10 April 2022

Our members are working with partners In Europe to give critical support to people impacted by the war in Ukraine.

They are helping to provide:

Support to children and families who have…
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