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New Zealand NGOs Ready To Assist With Tonga Eruption Response

Monday, 17 January 2022, 10:29 am | Council for International Development

Following the eruption of Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Saturday evening, New Zealand NGOs are still waiting for official damage reports. The re-establishment of communications with their partner organisations and colleagues in Tonga is a priority. ... More >>

NZ Aid Sector Now Supported By A ‘quality Tick’

Monday, 20 December 2021, 1:29 pm | Council for International Development

The Pacific cyclone season has started, and Metservice is predicting there could be between four and six named cyclones over this holiday season (a cyclone is named when it reaches a certain strength). “If we’re unlucky and get a severe cyclone, ... More >>

PNG Deadly Covid Crisis Getting Worse

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:56 am | Council for International Development

People in Papua New Guinea are not getting enough Covid vaccines due to misinformation. This is causing immense stress and suffering throughout the country, says Quenelda Clegg Chair of CID’s Humanitarian Network. The Humanitarian Network of the Council ... More >>

South Pacific Cyclone Season Starts Today

Monday, 1 November 2021, 3:46 pm | Council for International Development

The first day of November is also the first day of the South Pacific cyclone season. Last season taught humanitarian and emergency personnel that they need to be prepared to respond as early as possible. When severe tropical cyclone Yasa hit Fiji last ... More >>

‘Disgraceful’ Level Of Vaccinations In Poorest Countries Will Hurt Us All, Says Helen Clark

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 4:29 pm | Council for International Development

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark today called on donor countries to urgently step up the supply of vaccines to poorer countries. “It is critical for donor countries to see the bigger picture, to see that this really is a time not to profit, but to ... More >>

‘Returning To A Pre-Covid World For Aid Will Not Be Fit For The Future’

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 10:38 am | Council for International Development

Covid is our opportunity to put things right in the aid system, said Pacific Prime Ministers today at the Council for International Development’s annual conference. Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark ... More >>

Samoa’s PM Fiamē Confirmed As Keynote At Aid Conference - Tuesday

Sunday, 24 October 2021, 5:01 pm | Council for International Development

Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa will give a keynote address at the Council for International Development’s (CID) annual conference on Tuesday morning, October 26. The conference will be online She is joined by the Prime Minister ... More >>

Public Continue To Donate To Aid Causes - Despite Covid

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 11:50 am | Council for International Development

Funding for New Zealand’s Aid charities has held steady despite Covid, closed borders and the inability for aid workers to travel. The Council for International Development (CID) released its Annual Survey of The Aid Sector today. CID is the ... More >>

More Support For Those Who Leave And Those That Stay - Afghanistan

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:30 am | Council for International Development

3 September 2021 New Zealand’s aid charities are supporting their local partners working on the ground in Afghanistan, so people can still access food, find safe shelter and get the help they need. At the same time the New Zealand government must ... More >>

New Zealand Must Act Now To Bring Afghan Refugees Here

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 6:38 am | Council for International Development

Aid charities are calling for New Zealand to play its part, and increase the refugee quota by 1000 immediately to take in those Afghans and their families running for their lives. “We did the same for 750 Syrian families fleeing the violence in 2015, ... More >>

Kiwi Aid Charities Call: ‘Support For Aid Workers In Afghanistan Too’

Friday, 20 August 2021, 5:30 am | Council for International Development

19 August 2021 Today is World Humanitarian Day, and the aid sector is calling on the government to support local Afghan staff working for aid charities. “While the troops may have left, aid workers remain,” says Council for International Development’s ... More >>

Legislation Needed To Stop Modern Slavery In Kiwi Supply Chains

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 2:18 pm | Council for International Development

Many of the 40 million children, women and men in modern slavery worldwide are producing products that are sold in New Zealand homes and workplaces. It is estimated that around $3.1 billion of ‘risky’ products are imported into New Zealand in a single ... More >>

Small Increase In Aid Welcomed - But COVID Demands More From New Zealand

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 5:48 am | Council for International Development

Budget 2021 saw a modest increase in aid, although this is likely to be swallowed up by inflation, and is primarily focused on funding operational capacity rather than an increase in actual aid to the Pacific, or those countries suffering the worst ... More >>

Aid Is Key To COVID Recovery - Budget Plea

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:25 am | Council for International Development

New Zealand's aid agencies are calling on the government to increase aid in this year's budget, especially to the Pacific – or at least to maintain existing levels. New Zealand’s aid makes up 0.33% of GNI (Gross National Income), well below the ... More >>

New Zealand Charities Appeal To Public For Help In India

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 4:51 pm | Council for International Development

New Zealand charities working with local partner organisations in India to respond to the COVID crisis are appealing to New Zealanders to help. India has reported more than 300,000 new COVID cases for a 12th straight day, taking its overall caseload ... More >>

‘Where You Live Should Not Determine Whether You Live’ – COVID Vaccines

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 8:32 am | Council for International Development

We cannot solve a global pandemic without a global solution. That means making sure that the poorest countries have access to the COVID vaccine at the same time as richer countries. “This is the only way we’ll get on top of COVID – it’s also the ... More >>

New Zealanders Urged To Donate Responsibly Following Cyclone Yasa

Friday, 18 December 2020, 2:35 pm | Council for International Development

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa has caused havoc overnight across Fiji, at the end of a year when the COVID pandemic has already devastated the tourism industry and disrupted lives. Reports are starting to come in of houses flattened and roads flooded, ... More >>

A Plea To Kiwis, Banks And Businesses - Send Cash Not Stuff!

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 6:34 am | Council for International Development

The Council for International Development has launched a roadshow, plus a media campaign to encourage the New Zealand public to send cash, not stuff when responding to emergencies. The new South Pacific cyclone season has just begun, and goes until ... More >>

NZ, Australia And Pacific - Joint Call For More Aid To The Pacific Post COVID

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 1:06 pm | Council for International Development

Aid agencies and community organisations from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific have called on their governments to increase aid to deal with the devastating impact of COVID lockdowns in the region. The joint statement was delivered at Day 1 of the ... More >>

New Zealand's Aid Sector At Risk Post COVID

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 4:34 pm | Council for International Development

The impacts of COVID on aid charities will be 'extremely challenging’, and could mean an ‘existential’ threat to the existence of some agencies, says a new report into New Zealand’s aid sector. 'Business as usual or operations as we used to know ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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