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UN: Eroding Protection of South Sudan’s Internally Displaced

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:19:53 +1200 | UN Human Rights Council

The protection of South Sudan’s one million internally displaced persons is further eroding amid persistent violence and deliberate ethnically targeted attacks, United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani warned today. More >>

UN: Surging Violence, Worsened Malnutrition in South Sudan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:48 +1200 | UN News

Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbating ...More >>

World Relief National Conference

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:55:59 +1200 | US State Department

Remarks from Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. More >>

Fewer international travellers due to later Easter

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:32:42 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March 2014 were affected by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in some key source countries, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in March (253,600) was down 6 percent from last ...More >>

Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kaye’s decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:41:26 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in YemenMore >>

Attacks Against Palestinian Civilians and Property

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:27:04 +1200 | Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

New report from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. More >>

Collaboration stops drugs from crossing borders

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:03:55 +1200 | New Zealand Customs Service

Collaboration between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs has stopped millions of dollars worth of drugs coming into New Zealand this year, with a number of seizures and arrests in both countries.More >>

Work visa problems need monitoring

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson. More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:55:28 +1200 | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”.More >>

'Swelling' Number of Civilians At Bases in South Sudan

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:58 +1200 | UN News

Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today.More >>

UN Seeks Funds For Central African Republic Civilians

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:21:32 +1200 | UN News

United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: The Godwits Fly

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:54:18 +1200 | Martin Doyle

The news that over a quarter of us were born in another country is no surprise considering the numbers who depart our fair shores every year never to return. In some ways, New Zealand is the world's busiest hotel.More >>

In Bulgaria, Living Conditions For Asylum-Seekers Improves

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:24:15 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations refugee agency applauded today the “significant efforts” made recently by the Bulgarian authorities and their partners to improve living conditions for asylum seekers in the country.More >>

Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:30 +1200 | UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, in Hebron, after a protracted legal battle. More >>

The Poverty Incentive: Making the Poor Carry the Refugee Can

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:16:50 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The poorer you are, the more likely you need to shoulder more. This axiomatic rule of social intercourse, engagement and daily living is simple and brutal enough: the poor shall hold, conserve, preserve.More >>

Planning for her future

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:59:41 +1200 | University of Waikato

Making plans to move to the Waikato from South Africa after finishing high school was an obvious choice for Lana Kotze, since Hamilton happened to be a similar size to her hometown.More >>

Lebanon's Security Challenges and U.S. Interests

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:39:01 +1200 | US State Department

The massive refugee influx into Lebanon represents an urgent humanitarian crisis. Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population, per capita, in the world. Just five days ago, Lebanon passed the inauspicious milestone of registering its one millionth ...More >>

Auckland international students to graduate from Otago Poly

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:11:50 +1200 | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, in partnership with Future Skills Academy, will have its first cohort of graduands walk across the stage and receive their qualifications this Friday, 11 April at the Auckland Town Hall.More >>

High Rate of Māori in Prison among UN Concerns for NZ

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:22:42 +1200 | UN News

A United Nations human rights panel has voiced concerns about issues related to the deprivation of liberty in New Zealand, including the “disproportionate incarceration rates” of the Māori population, despite legal safeguards against arbitrary detention.More >>

 

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