Tag Archives: Pacific

‘Food over sanitary pads’: women in Fiji struggling to cope with periods in the pandemic

Fiji: The Pacific region, which is home to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, has escaped the worst health impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak, but is feeling the full brunt of its economic effect. A three-country study by Plan … Continue reading

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Doctors and supporters have slept outside for 300 nights to protest Australia’s refugee detention

Australia, Nauru and Papua New Guinea : The Indefinite Sleepout to End Indefinite Detention began with a cohort of healthcare workers in August 2019. Over the past 300 nights, a small, passionate group of doctors and their supporters have slept outside … 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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Struggling Asylum Seekers Plea for Equal Refugee Support: “Please Treat Us the Same”

New Zealand: Asylum Seekers say they’re struggling to survive in New Zealand and they’re pleading with the government to give them the same support as other refugees. Covid-19 crisis has added to their struggles, as many asylum seekers have been … Continue reading

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More Manus Island, Nauru Refugees Moved to US

Australia and Papua New Guinea: RNZ reports 40 more refugees, who were detained in Papua New Guinea and Nauru by Australia, have been transferred to the United States for resettlement. Ads-Up, a US based group of Australian volunteers supporting refugees … 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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UNICEF Calls for Action to Ensure Children Can Survive to Thrive

All Pacific Regions: Pacific governments are being encouraged to remember the basic provision of services for children even as Covid-19 takes up time and money. The UN Children’s Agency and UNICEF state a child survival crisis looms in the months … Continue reading

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Aid Agencies Respond to MFAT Announcement of $7m in Humanitarian Funding for Coronavirus Pandemic

New Zealand: As the coronavirus continues to impact low-income countries, New Zealand aid agencies welcome the $7m in aid funding announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people at risk … Continue reading

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Hotels Contracts with Federal Governement Holding Refugees

Amnesty International have been advocating directly to the managers of Kangaroo Point where refugees are being detained, in conditions which 1100 healthcare professional have condemned. 10,0000 people so far have supported a campaignn, launched to help raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Australia: Detained Refugees look to courts for Covid-19 Protection

The Human Rights Law Centre has filed a legal challenge in the High Court on behalf of refugees detained in Australia to protect them from Corona. A number of them have underlying health conditions and the cramped living conditions make … Continue reading

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