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Myanmar’s Civil Society Takes the Lead in Combating Covid-19

6. Juli 2021 - 9:51

This article is part of Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific’s COVID-19 Response Series, “Resisting Repression; Recovering Together”, which aims to document the struggles, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as share recommendations of RoA-AP members as they responded to the pandemic at the national or regional level. Read more stories here.   By Nyi Nyi Aung, Local Resource Centre (LRC) Just as it began planning to restore its normal state of affairs, Myanmar was unexpectedly […]

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Global South Side Event at the HLPF 2021

5. Juli 2021 - 12:10

The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis with impacts on economies and sustainable development of countries, especially in the Global South. Climate change is also making its impact felt, and its effects are becoming more catastrophic every year. Climate-induced resource shortages and widespread poverty are also fueling the escalation of conflict and fragility in many parts of the world. Covid-19 has made the situation worse, making ambitious actions to tackle the recovery agenda, conflict and fragility, and the climate emergency every more urgent and critical. 

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Do more, deliver better: An urgent call to address the multiple crises in the DRC

8. Juni 2021 - 12:34

Statement of the Reality of Aid Network on the ongoing crises in the DRC The Reality of Aid Network expresses concern over the ongoing humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in light of the recent Mount Nyiragongo eruption, compounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ebola outbreak, ongoing conflict and intercommunal violence, and chronic poverty and inequality. The first half of 2021 has not afforded the people of the DRC any sense of relief […]

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Biden’s Pivot to Asia amid China’s Expanding Influence

24. Mai 2021 - 6:35

The revival of the “Pivot to Asia” strategy by the Biden administration signals the return of the United States to the Asia Pacific region and its readiness to face the Chinese “threat”, with plans for an intensified military and economic presence to forward US interests.

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Displaced Humanity: Statement of Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

14. Mai 2021 - 14:17

The past weeks have seen the escalation of conflict and violence between Palestinian and Israeli forces. Human Rights Watch has labeled the atrocities a crime against humanity of apartheid and persecution, with Palestinians facing institutional discrimination from the Israeli government and armed forces [1]. Palestinians have been subjected to constant attacks, leading to the loss of lives among protesters and civilians alike.    Tensions between Palestine and Israel have come to a head with the […]

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Infectious Inefficiency: Statement of Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific on the COVID-19 Impasse in India

28. April 2021 - 11:11

The Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific extends its deepest solidarity and support to the peoples of India, as they face the increased transmission of COVID-19 cases and innumerable deaths, in the face of government inefficiency and the lack of adequate international aid and support.    The second wave of COVID-19 infections has hit India, despite their ongoing vaccine production and distribution program. While the world has been coping with the new surge of COVID-19 transmission in […]

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At the Front Seat of Fragility: How the ADB exposes Asia Pacific to the same risks and inequalities in their approach to recovery

23. April 2021 - 10:59

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is one of the major contributors of development finance in Asia Pacific. This places ADB in a powerful position to influence development policies and practices of countries in the region. Its status as the leading development investor, however, comes with great accountability in the face of ever-widening development challenges.  The 54th Annual Governors’ Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on May 3 to 5, 2021, to discuss economic and social […]

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On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

15. April 2021 - 16:51

The recently published preliminary ODA data of 2020 show that aid spending by DAC members totaled 161.2 billion USD which constitutes a 3.5% increase in real terms.[1] But while this increase is a welcome development, it is by all measures marginal compared to the magnitude of the crises the world faces today. Considering the extraordinary amount of resources needed to effectively address the global health crisis, donor performance in 2020 is underwhelming and patently incongruous […]

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Keynote Speech for the APFSD 2021 Side Event: Civil Society at the Frontlines

5. April 2021 - 6:15

Delivered by Jahangir Hasan Masum | Chairperson of the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific and Executive Director of the Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) in Bangladesh   Dear colleagues, friends and participants, First of all, I would like to thank the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP), CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness in Asia (CPDE- Asia), and the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) for organizing this important event to discuss […]

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