Tag Archives: Good Practices

Indonesia: Locals Defy Authorities’ Covid-19 warnings to rescue Rohingya refugees

Governments across south-east Asia are turning away boats but in Aceh locals took matters into their own hands. On Thursday afternoon, residents of Aceh, Indonesia, waded back and forth in water helping Rohingya refugees clamber to safety. Exhausted children were … Continue reading

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Essential Kiwi Legends: Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan

New Zealand: NZ Red Cross have began a campaign to raise awareness of NZ refugee heroes who have worked on the frontline throughout lock down. In this article Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan, a former refugee from Nepal, is celebrated for her … Continue reading

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Supporting the Refugee Community: Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre

Australia and Indonesia: Cisarua Learning, an Australia based organisation supporting Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre in Indonesia, have been supporting the refugee communities through issues of isolation, financial hardship and fears of contracting the virus, which have culminated in many seeking mental … Continue reading

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IFC Helps Pacific Banks Build Resilience

Pacific: With funding support from the governments of Australia and New Zealand, the IFC is helping to strengthen the important financial sector at a time that economies are under huge pressure. IFC has held more than 35 virtual meetings and … Continue reading

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Japan and Thailand: Refugee Aid from Japan’s Contribution of 450,000 USD to Thailand for the Prevention of COVID-19

The Government of Japan’s contribution of 450,000 USD to Thailand in aid of preventing COVID-19 is welcomed by the UN Refugee Agency.  The UNHCR Representative of Thailand states that this contribution will “allow UNHCR to share information on hygiene measures … Continue reading

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How UNICEF Australia Is Providing Life-Saving Support to Children on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Australia: UNICEF Australia’s support has focussed on reducing transmission and mortality as a result of COVID-19 by equipping health workers in 52 countries with knowledge on infection prevention and control, supplying necessary equipment and ensuring communities have access to handwashing … Continue reading

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Newcrest in Papua New Guinea Aid Effort

Australia: Australia’s mining companyNEWCREST has put $600,000 towards a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund initiative to get personal protective equipment to Papua New Guinea’s frontline health workers. Source: Australia Mining Monthly https://bit.ly/2BbECnE

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Food Banks Established in Fiji to Help Locals During COVID-19 and After Cyclone Harold.

Pacific:  A food bank initiative has been set up to help thousands of workers where 1 in 9 have lost their jobs becuase of the Covid-19 Pandemic and through cyclone Harold, funded by Australia, New Zealand and the United States. … Continue reading

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Victoria Latest State to Help Temporary Migrants Excluded from Federal Coronavirus Support

Australia: Victoria state are rolling out a $3 m support package for temporary migrants in Australia who face destitution and have been excluded from federal assistance. Visa holders, international students, asylum seekers and refugees are eligible for $250 and families … Continue reading

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