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New Zealand NGOs supporting the Ukraine response

Posted on 02 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the Council for International Development (CID) and its NGO members are watching the situation closely and supporting the response.

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Africa on track to control Covid

Posted on 28 February 2022

Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of Covid, the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, if current trends continue, the continent can control the pandemic in 2022.…
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The quiet militarisation of the Pacific

Posted on 28 February 2022

Modern Pacific states are fiercely anti-nuclear, with little interest in militarisation, but they are very keen on infrastructure that might lift their economic prospects. Some of these projects, such as…
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WHO mental health support across the Pacific

Posted on 28 February 2022

WHO, through the Universal Health Coverage Partnership, supports Ministries of Health in 21 Pacific island countries and areas to strengthen mental health service provision, which is particularly important during the…
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Solomon Islands struggling with Covid outbreak

Posted on 28 February 2022

Frontline health workers in the Solomon Islands have warned that its health system is on the brink of collapse as the country struggles to deal with a devastating outbreak of…
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Russia-Ukraine conflict to impact Pacific and global economies

Russia-Ukraine conflict to impact Pacific and global economies

Posted on 28 February 2022

It may seem strange to think that a conflict happening on the other side of the world will affect the Pacific, but a USP academic explains that there will be…
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Initiative to fight sexual abuse by aid workers

Posted on 28 February 2022

Interpol has unveiled a new initiative to crack down on sexual exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable and impoverished people by humanitarian aid workers. Project Soteria, named after the Greek…
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Plan International: The experience of the Covid Pandemic by young people

Posted on 22 February 2022

In their latest report ‘Better Today: Life Through Letters’, Plan International look at the pandemic through the eyes of young people in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognises the local efforts…
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Covid increases poverty - and cash transfers

Posted on 22 February 2022

Covid has pushed an estimated 124 million people into extreme poverty globally, the first increase in extreme poverty in 20 years, but has also increased cash transfers, according to a…
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Countries to include donations of vaccine doses as foreign aid

Posted on 22 February 2022

Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee issued a statement, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses…
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