Marshall Islands

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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril
Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

15, Nov, 2021 @4:14 AM

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Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious
Activists say the presence of the countries most affected by climate crisis is key to pressuring leaders to agree aggressive targets

Kate Lyons

21, Oct, 2021 @12:28 AM

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Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns
Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections

Joshua Mcdonald

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Give us action on climate not just words, say developing nations ahead of Cop26
Demand for G20 to ‘step up’ with tougher emissions reduction targets and financial aid for poorest

Fiona Harvey

09, Oct, 2021 @1:04 PM

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Vanuatu coronavirus vaccine rollout to take until end of 2023
The majority of the Pacific nation’s population won’t be immunised for another two years, government planning documents show

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

25, Feb, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Pacific Islands Forum in crisis as one-third of member nations quit
Micronesian sub-grouping walks out over selection of new secretary-general

Bernadette Carreon in Koror, and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

08, Feb, 2021 @10:17 PM

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Zoomed to fail? Cracks appear in Pacific Islands Forum as Covid pulls nations apart
Pacific diplomacy hinges on in-person greeting and discussion but web-only meetings have fed a growing dispute over the forum’s very existence

Ben Doherty Pacific editor

01, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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'A memory bobbing around the ocean': message in a bottle found after two years
Conservationist on a remote Papua New Guinean island finds message from American girl thrown overboard more than 2,500km away

Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby

14, Jan, 2021 @12:07 AM

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The baby-selling scheme: poor pregnant Marshall Islands women lured to the US
Dozens of women from the Pacific island victims of brazen trafficking ring that operated for years

Hilary Hosia in Majuro and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

08, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Remote Marshall Islands records its first coronavirus cases
Pacific nation was one of the last on Earth without a single confirmed Covid-19 infection

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

29, Oct, 2020 @12:18 AM

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Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing | Dimity Hawkins
With a 50th nation ratifying it, the treaty outlawing nuclear weapons for all countries will come into force in 90 days

Dimity Hawkins

25, Oct, 2020 @1:00 AM

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Australia should create ‘Pacific visa’ to reduce impact of climate change and disaster on islanders
Displacement is growing in the Asia-Pacific region, and a new policy paper argues migration policies must be established now

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

21, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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