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End of South Pacific Cyclone Season Report 2022-2023

Posted on 22 November 2023

By Giorgia Zigliani, Lara Goulding and Stuart Meiklejohn

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The 2022-23 tropical season saw five named tropical cyclones, with the first cyclone Hale (category 1) named on 8 January…
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Climate change and children's exposure to water scarcity

Posted on 21 November 2023

A new UNICEF report reveals that 1 in 3 children worldwide are exposed to severe water scarcity.

The report named The Climate Changed Child has been published in the lead up to the COP28…
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Public support needed to repair stranded YWAM Ship in Fiji

Posted on 21 November 2023

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Ships Aotearoa is appealing to the New Zealand public to provide support in repairing their stranded medical ship. An issue with the ship’s tailshaft has left…
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Australia grants residency to Tuvaluans displaced by climate change in groundbreaking Falepili Agreement

Posted on 21 November 2023

At this month's Pacific Islands Forum leader’s meeting, Anthony Albanese, Australia Prime Minister, and Kausea Natano, Tuvalu Prime Minister, announced that Australia would offer residency to Tuvaluans forced to relocate due…
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Urgent humanitarian assistance needed after deadly earthquake strikes Nepal

Posted on 09 November 2023

On 3 November, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Jajarkot and Rukum Districts of Karnali Province in Nepal, killing 153 people. There has been widespread damage, with landslides blocking majority of…
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State of Emergency declared in Somalia following severe flooding

Posted on 09 November 2023

A State of Emergency was declared in Somalia this week following the extreme and devastating flooding that has hit the nation.
 
As of November 6, the Deyr, October-December rainy season in Somalia,…
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Humanitarian needs in Gaza continue to soar after one month of Middle East conflict

Posted on 09 November 2023

It has now been over four weeks since Hamas launched an attack on Israel, and Israel retaliated with air strikes on, and a total seige of, the Gaza strip.

As of November…
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Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting kicks off in Cook Islands

Posted on 09 November 2023

On Monday, the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting began in Raratonga, Cook Islands, themed “Our Voices, Our Choices, Our Pacific Way: Promote, Partner, Prosper.”
 
The Forum consists of five days of…
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Concerns for Pakistan’s deadline for Afghan migrant deportation 

Posted on 02 November 2023

It was announced by Pakistan early last month that all Afghan migrants in the nation without legal documentation, almost 1.73 million refugees, would be forced to leave by November 1.
 
The establishment…
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Escalating humanitarian crisis as Gaza Israel conflict persists

Posted on 02 November 2023

UN Secretary General António Guterres says he is “deeply alarmed by the intensification of the conflict between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza”, a conflict which “civilians have borne…
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