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05 Jan 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 November 2016, there were 1414 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1158 in immigration detention on the mainland and 256 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 560 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,186 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

03 Jan 2017 description

This eight-page report discusses the recent series of earthquakes in the Kaikoura region of New Zealand, and the wide geographic and demographic spectrum of impact, including acute stress. Topics include psychosocial support needs, issues associated with the long-term recovery phase, high-risk groups, addressing tensions and conflicts, and psychosocial issues in the phase of adaptation to a changed environment.

23 Dec 2016 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide an additional $1 million to help Syrian people affected by the civil war, including those in Aleppo.

The money will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which has been helping evacuate civilians from Aleppo.

“New Zealanders are appalled at the ongoing death and destruction in Syria and the conditions on the ground in besieged areas such as east Aleppo,” Mr McCully says.

20 Dec 2016 description
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16 Dec 2016 description
report Pacific Community

The Government of New Zealand and the Pacific Community (SPC) have today signed an agreement to support the scientific and technical organisation’s continued delivery of development services to its member countries and territories over the next three years (2017-2019).

The multi-year Grant Funding Arrangement was co-signed by New Zealand’s General Consul in Noumea, Justin Fepuleai, and the Pacific Community’s Deputy Director-General, Cameron Diver, at the New Zealand Consulate in Noumea.

14 Dec 2016 description

MAKIRA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Purpose: To brief Development Partners and Stakeholders on the current situation of the extent of damages caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected parts of Makira, Small Malaita and Guadalcanal on 9th December 2016. And the Humanitarian Assistance from the Government and its Disaster Management Stakeholders and Partners.

Disaster Management and Coordination:

12 Dec 2016 description

MAKIRA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Purpose: To brief the Development Partners on the extent of damages caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected parts of Makira, Small Malaita and Guadalcanal on 9th December 2016.
And the Humanitarian Assistance from the Government and its Disaster Management Stakeholders and Partners

A. HIGHLIGHTS

Disaster Management and Coordination:

28 Nov 2016 description

More than a fortnight after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit central New Zealand, thousands of people remain cut off and in need of basic supplies.

New Zealand Red Cross has been on the ground in the worst-affected areas since the earthquake hit on 14 November. It killed two people, injured 58, destroyed 41 houses and buildings, and massively disrupted road, rail, water and sewerage networks.

25 Nov 2016 description

Thousands of people in earthquake-affected Kaikoura still don't have safe running water and must queue for portaloos.

Although water supplies have been restored in some parts of Kaikoura, sewerage infrastructure was heavily damaged in the earthquake that shook New Zealand on 14 November.  

Tap water must still be boiled for three minutes or chlorinated before use. Many households are still relying on portaloos.  

23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence and disasters

conflict and violence

  • Iraq: 68,000 new displacements, 17 October - 23 November

  • India and Pakistan: At least 33,000 new displacements, 21 October - 6 November

  • Myanmar: Up to 30,000 new displacements, 9 October - 14 November

  • Afghanistan: 17,000 returns from Iran and Pakistan, 3 - 16 November

Disasters

17 Nov 2016 description

Another delivery of kiwifruit is being made to schools in Fiji where fruit has been in short supply in some areas following Cyclone Winston.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

17 Nov 2016 description

New Zealand's Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says this country will extend ratification of both the Climate Change Convention and the Paris Agreement to include Tokelau.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

15 Nov 2016 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The New Zealand Red Cross will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

The situation

15 Nov 2016 description

By Corinne Ambler - IFRC

Red Cross teams from all over New Zealand are responding after a series of massive earthquakes struck the centre of the country in the early hours of Monday morning. The main 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Hanmer Springs was 15km deep and felt widely throughout the country. Two people were killed and the town of Kaikoura has been cut off.

14 Nov 2016 description

SITUATION

• An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 M at a depth of 23 km occurred in the area north of Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand on 13 November at 11.02 UTC. The epicentre was located 53 km north-northeast of Amberley (Hurunui district). USGS PAGER indicated a shaking up to "Very Strong" for 240 000 people. Several strong aftershocks have been recorded in the area, with a maximum magnitude of 6.5 M.

14 Nov 2016 description

NEW ZEALAND

On 14 November, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch on South Island at a depth of 15 km. The media reported at least two people were killed. Following the earthquake, a two meter tsunami was recorded in Kaikoura. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) immediately issued a tsunami land warning for the East Cape to Southland, including Wellington and the Chatham Islands but has since been cancelled. A state of emergency was declared in Kaikoura.

31 Oct 2016 description

Red Cross is preparing to welcome Colombian families to Nelson for the first time under the refugee quota.

Around 15 Colombians, four families or so, will arrive at the start of December after a six week orientation at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre.

“This is exciting for Nelson,” says Red Cross Community Services Manager, Chris Stuart.

“The community has a long and proud history of successful resettlement that has enjoyed strong community support.”

31 Oct 2016 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 October 2016, there were 1403 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1150 in immigration detention on the mainland and 253 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 557 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,642 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

26 Oct 2016 description

SUVA, 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable.

In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment to build a stronger and more resilient region in the face of rising climate impacts.