Tag Archives: South Pacific

Pacific News | Landmark Decision From UNHRC Paves Way For Climate Refugees 

Written by Helen Dempster & Kayly Ober In October 2017, New Zealand’s (then) new minister for climate change, James Shaw, announced that the country was considering issuing “an experimental humanitarian visa” category for Pacific Islanders displaced by the effects of climate change. The new scheme would aim to bring around 100 people a year to New…
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Pacific News | Least Developed Country Status and the South Pacific

The category of Least Developed Country (LDC) was created by the United Nations as a recognition that certain countries face particularly serious obstacles. Currently, there are four Pacific Island nations facing the prospect of graduation from this status - Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.

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Pacific News | Médecins Sans Frontières Forced to Leave Nauru

After almost a year of providing psychological and psychiatric services to refugees in Nauru, Médecins Sans Frontières has been forced to leave the island this month by Nauru’s government. In November 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as  Doctors Without Borders, started providing critically-needed mental health care to refugees – many of whom have attempted suicide – and…
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Pacific News | Kokonut Pacific: An Example of Non-Capitalist Commerce

Based in the Solomon Islands, Kokonut Pacific works in partnership with local communities to improve their lives by building sustainable value chains and revitalising the smallholder coconut industry with innovative technology. Founder, Dr Dan Etherington, shares the story of his coconut odyssey. Sri Lanka has been called the land of ‘serendipity’ – meaning a surprising, delightful, unexpected discovery.…
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