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Aid reform in the Pacific held up by power, purse strings, and trust

Aid reform in the Pacific held up by power, purse strings, and trust

November 14, 2017 0

Takeovers, parachute experts, and fear of failure: Why controlling disaster response is a thorny issue in the Pacific Islands

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Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response

Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 16, 2015 0

NAIROBI 16 March 2015 (IRIN) - The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on

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Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2015 0

NAIROBI 14 March 2015 (IRIN) - The closure of the main airport in Vanuatu is hampering the humanitarian response to cyclone Pam, which tore through the Pacific island archipelago yesterday, causing colossal damage.

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Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 13, 2015 0

NAIROBI 13 March 2015 (IRIN) - As cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, makes landfall today on the pacific island of Vanuatu, humanitarian workers there say the urban poor are especially at risk.

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Trade and transfat in the Pacific

Trade and transfat in the Pacific

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 17, 2014 0

BANGKOK 17 November 2014 (IRIN) - Diminished agricultural production and unhealthy imports are contributing to some of the world’s highest obesity and diabetes rates in the Pacific Islands.

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Lifeline to “climate refugees” ?

Lifeline to “climate refugees” ?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 17, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 April 2013 (IRIN) - The international community has steadfastly dodged the issue of recognition and protection for “climate refugees” - people forced to relocate to another country as a result of

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Activists rap Australia’s offshore processing of migrants

Activists rap Australia’s offshore processing of migrants

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 14, 2013 0

PERTH 14 January 2013 (IRIN) - Human rights groups have strongly condemned conditions at Australia’s two offshore processing centres for asylum seekers on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus.

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MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 14, 2012 0

BANGKOK 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Australian government’s recent decision to transfer asylum seekers to Pacific islands to process their applications will undermine efforts to find a solution to the region’s asylum

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