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In Pacific islands, US’ diplomatic push stirs memories of neglect

Al Jazeera 14 Jul 2022
Most of the Pacific island nations, which are meeting at an ongoing leaders’ summit in Fiji, have a gross domestic product per capita of less than $5,000, lack basic infrastructure, and lag developed economies in indicators such as life expectancy, education and health ... “For Kiribati, I think that maritime security will be a priority.
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US VP Kamala Harris addresses Pacific leaders in 'unprecedented move'

NewstalkZB 13 Jul 2022
Announcements overnight included an increase to funding for the region, tripling fishing-related assistance to nearly $1 billion over the next decade, and new embassies in Tonga and Kiribati, which just left the forum, sparking concerns its close relations with China could be at play.
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Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Announces Commitments to Strengthen U.S. Partnership with the Pacific Islands

The White House 12 Jul 2022
Embassies in Kiribati and Tonga ... USAID provides life-saving humanitarian and development assistance across the Pacific Islands, from Kiribati in the wake of drought to Tonga in the wake of volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves to economic assistance in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
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Untold mining story of Banaba on display at art gallery

RNZ 07 Apr 2022
... of Kiribati ... "It was my way of trying to disseminate my doctoral research beyond the academy, so I had written a lot of words but I also made filmsshort video studies about contemporary Banaban life for what the island in Kiribati looked like now and what Rabi island looks like.
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Untold mining story of Banaba in art at West Auckland gallery

RNZ 07 Apr 2022
"It was my way of trying to disseminate my doctoral research beyond the academy, so I had written a lot of words but I also made filmsshort video studies about contemporary Banaban life for what the island in Kiribati looked like now and what Rabi island looks like.
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COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

The Crescent News 29 Jan 2022
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn't reach its shores for nearly two full years ... And like many other Pacific nations, Kiribati offers only basic health services.
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COVID-19 hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

Gulf News 28 Jan 2022
When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn’t reach its shores for nearly two full years ... And like many other Pacific nations, Kiribati offers only basic health services ... Before this month’s outbreak, Kiribati had reported just two virus cases.
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After two years, COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 28 Jan 2022
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn’t reach its shores for nearly two full years ... And like many other Pacific nations, Kiribati offers only basic health services.
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THIS remote island remained safe from Covid-19 for 2 years, but is now affected

DNA India 28 Jan 2022
The Pacific archipelago of Kiribati has reopened its borders this month ... Most of these returnees are missionaries who left Kiribati prior to border closures with an aim to spread the faith abroad ... Explaining the poor health infrastructure of Kiribati, Dr ... To combat the virus, Kiribati has opened many quarantine sites now.
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After two years, the coronavirus hits one of the last uninfected places on Earth

The Los Angeles Times 28 Jan 2022
When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring that the pathogen didn’t reach its shores for nearly two full years ... Many of those aboard were missionaries who had left Kiribati before the border closure to spread the Mormon faith abroad.
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Kiribati confirms more than 100 Covid-19 cases, prompting new govt restrictions

Cook Islands News 27 Jan 2022
The Kiribati Health Ministry has confirmed that the atoll island has surpassed 100 Covid-19 cases after it recorded 37 new positive infections on Wednesday ... Left to right Kiribati fisheries minister Ribanataake Tiwau and Kiribati health minister Tinte Itinteang who are part of the country's Covid-19 Response Taskforce ... Supplied/Kiribati Government.
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Courting rapid change – the rise of holding polluters to account

Resilience 29 Jul 2021
Share. Tweet. Print ... In 2017, there were around 884 climate litigation cases in 24 countries ... Wider relevance ... Context and background ... Enabling factors ... Shell ... In the Teitiota case, a Kiribati citizen whose life had been thrown into chaos by climate breakdown sought asylum in New Zealand, but the UN Human Rights Committee ultimately rejected his claim ... BBC.
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As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adap

Resilience 23 Jun 2021
Take the case of Ioane Teitiota, a man from the island nation of Kiribati who sought refugee status in New Zealand in 2013. He was ultimately deported on the grounds that his life wasn’t in immediate danger in his homeland ... agreements if they send people back to situations where climate change has created life-threatening risks.
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As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

Dothan Eagle 08 Jun 2021
Take the case of Ioane Teitiota, a man from the island nation of Kiribati who sought refugee status in New Zealand in 2013. He was ultimately deported on the grounds that his life wasn’t in immediate danger in his homeland ... agreements if they send people back to situations where climate change has created life-threatening risks.

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