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Extent of PNG disaster likely under-reported, says NZ Minister

Extent of PNG disaster likely under-reported, says NZ Minister

Ron Mark has just been in PNG to sign a bilateral Status of Forces Agreement and says the damage from Papua New Guinea's earthquake disaster appears to be under-reported.

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Tackling corruption in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Tackling corruption in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Some of the Solomon Islands’ most inspiring people gathered to develop a strong collective policy position on corruption, good governance and to build a powerful evidence base for advocacy.

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'Lives will be lost': Bangladesh rains promise further misery for Rohingya

'Lives will be lost': Bangladesh rains promise further misery for Rohingya

With the monsoon season nearing in Bangladesh, refugees living in makeshift shelters after fleeing Myanmar face a major risk from floods and landslides.

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Forgotten Ukrainians feel the bite of winter food cuts

Forgotten Ukrainians feel the bite of winter food cuts

As winter tightens its grip on war-torn eastern Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to put food on the table due to a lack of funding for emergency humanitarian aid.

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CID Press Release: New Zealand aid charities have zero tolerance for abuse

CID Press Release: New Zealand aid charities have zero tolerance for abuse

“New Zealand aid agencies have zero tolerance for any form of abuse, and continue to hold
themselves accountable to the CID Code of Conduct,” says Josie Pagani, Director of CID.

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Ethiopia's prime minister resigns to smooth path for political reform

Ethiopia's prime minister resigns to smooth path for political reform

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister suddenly resigned on Thursday in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest.

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High heels, skis, woollen blankets: what not to send to a tropical island when disaster strikes

High heels, skis, woollen blankets: what not to send to a tropical island when disaster strikes

A warehouse in Vanuatu’s capital holds 10 huge shipping containers filled to the brim with discarded goods and rotting food. This is what’s left of the piles of donations sent nearly three years ago.

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African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

Cases of double ownership of land are common in Kenya, where cartels collude with officials to create parallel titles for parcels they want to acquire illegally.

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Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power is giving Uttar Pradesh women choices.

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Dengue vaccination: when being the first is a bad idea

Dengue vaccination: when being the first is a bad idea

As scientists and politicians fight over the failure of Asia’s first mass dengue vaccination programme, the biggest casualty may be people’s confidence in vaccination and other public health programme...

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