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Complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters are becoming more severe and frequent

Peoples of the Pacific have continued to remain resilient in the face of challenging times. Pacific communities rally organically in response to crises of humanity.These Pacific-indigenized responses are practices that can inform and shape new understandings in humanitarian response and disaster preparedness.

NIUPATCH is a new space-place (patch) focused on Pacific-indigenous humanitarian psychology from Oceania. NIUPATCH is the Pacific regional HUBB (Humans United Beyond Borders) for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University Aotearoa-New Zealand.

A new patch (space/place) for interdisciplinary practice, research and educational programming to connect with Pacific regional communities of Oceania, to improve the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction.