Establishing Humanitarian Lanes During COVID-19

Australia and New Zealand: COVID-19 is severely impacting the humanitarian system, denying aid to many affected communities in the Asia Pacific. But countries in the region have begun negotiations to normalise international travel, with Australia and New Zealand being the first to initiate bilateral discussions over the establishment of a ‘Trans-Tasman bubble’ and a’humanitarian corridor’ to the Pacific during the pandemic.  In addition, the ‘Pacific Pathway’ agreed by Pacific Island countries in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) will expedite cooperation between member states on COVID-19 relief.

Source: Reliefweb

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