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China + 5 others
USAID/OFDA East Asia and Pacific Newsletter - January/February 2011

DISASTER RESPONSE

USAID/OFDA Responds to the New Zealand Earthquake

On the afternoon of February 22, people in Christchurch, New Zealand, were going about their normal lunchtime routine when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled the city, trapping people under collapsed buildings, causing extensive damage to the city center, and killing hundreds of individuals.

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NZ aid to Tonga following Cyclone Wilma

New Zealand will help the Tonga Red Cross replenish their stocks of emergency supplies following Cyclone Wilma in January.

New Zealand's assistance will support the New Zealand Red Cross to work with their counterparts in Tonga to restock supplies used during the response to Cyclone Wilma.

"Cyclone Wilma cased damage to around 86 homes in the in the Ha'apai group and the Tongan Government has identified food security and the repair of schools and residential houses as priority areas," New Zealand's High Commissioner to Tonga, Dr Jonathan Austin said.

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Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Wilma, Situation Report #1, 3 February 2011

This report was issued by OCHA Sub Regional Office for the Pacific. It covers covers the period from 26 January 2011 to 2 February 2011.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Tropical Cyclone (TC) Wilma, a category 3 cyclone, brought destructive winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding to the Ha'apai Islands in Tonga on 25 January

- Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) led a joint rapid assessment of affected islands on 26 January with the Tonga Red Cross and Tonga Defence Services

- Total damages, according to estimates

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Fiji + 23 others
Pacific Island Countries and Territories: Regional Reference Map issued 01 Feb 2011

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.