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Oceania Briefing— Global

Preface

The latest from the Pacific islands, including a sanitation crisis in Tuvalu and the phasing of Vanuatu's handwritten passport.

Crime, Equality, Island life, Trade

NEWS FROM THE ISLANDS

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Oceania [ISLAND LIFE]

New Zealand soldiers have been crushing car wrecks and bulldozing landfill in Tuvalu in an effort to tackle the worsening sanitation crisis in one of the world’s smallest nations. The main atoll of Funafuti is strewn with debris from the overflowing pits, dug by American servicemen excavating coral during the Second World War, which serve as the local rubbish dump. There is nowhere else on the 2.4 sq km atoll for a ­replacement dump, although some relief has come in the form of a European…

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