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28 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 1600 hours – 2400 hours on Monday, 28/03/2016. Updates in this report summaries all reports and briefs submitted from the Four (04) Divisional Emergency Operation Centres (DEOCs).

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 12 HOURS

  • Food and supplies distribution put on hold for the central division due to heavy rain.

27 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0800 hours-1600 hours on Sunday, 27/03/2016.
Updates in this report summaries all reports and briefs submitted from the four (04) Divisional Emergency Operation Centres (DEOC’s).

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 12 HOURS

14 Mar 2016 description

Fiji is expecting eight planeloads of relief from China this week to help with the country's recovery after Cyclone Winston.

The Chinese government has pledged a further US$7 million worth of relief items on top of its initial donation of US$1 million.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand.

13 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

The Chinese Government, through its embassy in Suva, has pledged FJD15 million worth of relief items to the Fijian Government as it ramps up relief support for affected Fijians following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

After an initial donation of USD1 million, the Chinese Government has confirmed that eight (8) incoming flights of relief essentials will land at the Nadi and Nausori International Airports beginning on the 17th of March, 2016.

10 Mar 2016 description

UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific

07 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

The purpose of this report is to provide the update on the current operations undertaken after TC Winston.

This Situation Report is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0000 to 0800 hours, 05/03/2016. Updates in this report summarise all reports and briefs submitted from various EOC’s in the four divisions.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 12 HOURS

  • Roko Tui Lau is doing consultation around the island on Vanuabalavu on relief and FNPF applications.

04 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

The Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama welcomed the donation of USD1 million today from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Fiji who presented the donation on behalf of the Chinese Government and the Chinese people

In receiving the donation from the Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Gu Yu, the Prime Minister said Fijians would welcome the assistance which will be placed into the Government's fund appeal account which was established to assist Fijians in the relief efforts following the devastation caused by TC Winston.

02 Mar 2016 description

The month saw conflict continue to rage in Turkey’s south east between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), looking likely to further escalate in March. Afghanistan and Somalia both saw armed insurgencies capture new territories. In Africa, political tensions rose in Chad, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, while in Venezuela, deadlock between the opposition-held parliament and government has brought the country closer to political and economic implosion.

01 Mar 2016 description

• Out of the 901 primary and secondary schools at least 103 schools (11%) are being used as evacuation centres.

• 38% of all healthcare facilities have been damaged.

• 26,125 people in the most affected areas, (7.5% of the estimated population in these areas), have been provided with WASH supplies to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.

• The Emergency Coordinator Osnat Lubrani joined Fiji's Ambassador for Climate Change Amena Yauvoli in visiting the cyclonehit islands of Koro in the Lomaiviti Group.

Situation Overview

29 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Government priorities for immediate relief are shelter, water, health and food, as well as restoration of schools and delivery of seeds.

  • Access to fresh water remains a particular concern. Most of the 67,000 Fijians who had been targeted with water deliveries by end of January due to the El Niño-related drought, live in the corridor most affected by the cyclone.

  • 40,000 affected people (53% male, 46% female) live on small islands, largely in the Eastern Division, where damage is extensive and access is limited.

28 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

  • The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

  • The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

  • 42 people have been confirmed dead.

  • 1,177 schools and early childhood education centres (ECEs) to re-open around Fiji.

27 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• 1177 schools will re-open on Monday around Fiji.

26 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• More than 62,000 displaced people are currently sheltering in nearly 900 evacuation centres.

25 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected – 180,000 men and 170 000 women.

• 41 people have been confirmed dead.

• 131 people are injured.

24 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• 36 people have been confirmed dead.

• At least 2 people are missing.

• Aid has begun arriving in cyclone affected communities, especially the outer islands in the east including Koro.

• Some 35,000 people are currently sheltering in 424 evacuation centres.

• 97 schools have been damaged or destroyed.

12 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

11 février 2016 – L'année 2015, la plus chaude jamais enregistrée, confirme que les catastrophes liées aux conditions météorologiques et climatiques dominent désormais les tendances des catastrophes induites par les aléas naturels, selon une nouvelle analyse présentée jeudi par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (UNISDR).

Les cinq pays les plus touchés par les catastrophes en 2015 ont été la Chine (26), les États-Unis (22), l'Inde (19), les Philippines (15) et l'Indonésie (11), précise cette analyse.

11 Feb 2016 description

11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today.

The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11).

21 Dec 2015 description

PHILIPPINES

On 18 Dec the President declared a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation in response to Typhoon Melor (Nona). As of 21 Dec, the NDRRMC reported 41 deaths, 24 injured and 5 missing. International aid agencies are providing targeted humanitarian assistance and mobilising in-country resources to support the Government's relief operations. 41people dead

17 Dec 2015 description

In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.

18 Nov 2015 description

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has gone one step further in its commitment to construct a new hospital for the people of Dominica.

At a press conference on Friday, November 13th, Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit informed that all systems are go while the Chinese Government is in process of tendering a contract for construction to begin.