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Save The Children Calls For Kiwis To Help Support Tongan Families In Need

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022 08:47 AM
Save the Children New Zealand has today launched an emergency appeal to raise much-needed funds for children and their families in Tonga affected by Saturday’s volcanic eruption. At least three people have been killed and 50 homes destroyed following ... Read more...

Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022 08:24 AM
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three ... Read more...

UNRWA Condemns Demolition Of Palestinian Home In East Jerusalem

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022 08:22 AM
The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous ... Read more...

One Year Into The Biden Administration, RSF Calls For Redoubled White House Commitment To Improving Press Freedom

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022 06:52 AM
A full year after President Biden was sworn into office, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) expresses serious concern over the state of press freedom in the United States, and urges the White House and 117th Congress to redouble efforts to ensure the safety ... Read more...

World Bank Provides US$8 Million To Support Tonga's Volcano And Tsunami Response

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 07:10 PM
The World Bank has disbursed an initial US$8 million in emergency financing to support the Kingdom of Tonga’s response and recovery following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano, ... Read more...

World Bank Provides US$8 Million To Support Tonga's Volcano And Tsunami Response

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 07:09 PM
The World Bank has disbursed an initial US$8 million in emergency financing to support the Kingdom of Tonga’s response and recovery following the devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15. The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai undersea volcano, ... Read more...

Texas Synagogue Attack

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 04:03 PM
The New Zealand Jewish community, like communities around the world, has been very shaken by the Texas synagogue hostage saga, which comes on top of years of increasing antisemitic hate crimes in America and elsewhere, including murderous attacks on ... Read more...

Palestine-Israel: UN Envoy Highlights Urgent Need For Reform

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 07:59 AM
Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday. The fiscal situation ... Read more...

UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’ In Ethiopia

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 07:16 AM
The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn ... Read more...

Afghanistan: 500,000 Jobs Lost Since Taliban Takeover

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 07:14 AM
More than half a million people have lost or been pushed out of their jobs in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. In a warning that the economy has been “paralyzed” since the de facto ... Read more...
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