Marshall Islands

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A favourite reef, a beloved atoll: Marshall Islands parents name children after vanishing landmarks
Marshallese are looking for ways to stay connected to their home as climate change and poor economic prospects force them to leave

Pete McKenzie

24, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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How do we mourn an islet? Where do we mark its grave? | Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner
Atoll nations have been described as strings of pearls floating in the ocean, but we are uniquely at risk from climate change

Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner

01, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Ex-president demands inquiry into Marshall Islands ‘mini-state plot’
Hilda Heine calls for investigation into Chinese couple’s alleged efforts to bribe officials to help set up tax haven

Mar-Vic Cagurangan in Guam and Helen Davidson in Taipei

08, Sep, 2022 @10:21 AM

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Marshall Islands, haven from Covid for two years, gets 3,000 cases in space of weeks
Pacific country had recorded no community transmission of the virus until last week, and healthcare is struggling to cope

Mar-Vic Cagurangan

15, Aug, 2022 @5:46 AM

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Power struggle with China and regional rift in focus as Anthony Albanese heads to Pacific Islands forum
Absence of Kiribati from the meeting is ‘really devastating’ to the body’s long-term strategy, security expert says

Kate Lyons in Suva

12, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Pacific nations walk geopolitical tightrope over Ukraine war, as nuclear legacy looms
Pacific leaders have broadly lambasted the Russian assault, but some countries have resisted outright condemnation of the superpower

Jon Letman

03, May, 2022 @2:32 AM

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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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