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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.

22 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

This situation report released by the National Emergency Management Office is to inform operational partners on current situation of TC Winston. This Situation report covers the period stated above. Frequency of reports will depend on availability of new information and evolving operation.

Highlights

21 Feb 2016 description

Tropical Cyclone Winston is causing severe damage in the Pacific, particularly in Tonga and Fiji. Australia is closely monitoring the situation and has offered assistance to the Governments of Tonga and Fiji. We are working closely with these governments and regional partners, and assessing the humanitarian impact of the cyclone.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has contacted her counterpart in Fiji, Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, to offer Australia’s support and assistance.

Travel advice

20 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Fiji Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is currently determining the need for international assistance. International assistance has not been considered by the Tonga Red Cross Society at this time. This may change as the situation develops.

The situation

Tonga

17 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin is issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in consultation with the National Societies in Asia Pacific, is finalizing a preparedness plan for potential support to the National Societies of countries at risk in Asia Pacific region.

The situation

02 Jan 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

This situation report released by the National Emergency Management Office to inform operational partners on current situation of TC Ula. This Situation report covers the period stated above.
Frequency of reports will depend on availability of new information and evolving operation.

Highlights

• 11 Evacuation Centre have been identified in the Vava’u Groups

• Over 392 people have been relocated to evacuation centres.

• Electricity was cut off at 3:21am this morning • Prince Ngu hospital still operating using generator.

14 Sep 2015 description

Introduction

New Zealand’s aid programme aims to make a positive difference in people’s lives‚ demonstrated through tangible‚ measurable results. To do this‚ we need a plan that outlines our ambition and focus.

25 May 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,631 people are confirmed dead, with 14 bodies still unidentified. Nearly 460 health facilities are destroyed. Over 25,000 classrooms collapsed while an additional 10,000 require repair. 456 health facilities destroyed 25,000 classrooms destroyed The monsoon rains are expected to arrive in two weeks, further complicating relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.1

21 May 2015 description

20 May, 2015, Nukualofa, Tonga - Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and the terminology used when sharing information is at the core of training that opened in Tonga today.

With the changing weather patterns and climate, the role of the weather in the day to day activities of Pacific island communities is crucial. This is the basis for work underway to help Met Services across the region to become better communicators, and for communities to be better informed.

26 Mar 2015 description

The Government of Tonga will send its patrol boat, Voea Neiafu to assist with the transportation of relief and humanitarian aid in Vanuatu.

The vessel departed for Port Vila Monday and is also expected to deliver relief supplies for Tongan nationals including students studying and working in Vanuatu.

Many families in Tonga are concerned with the safety and welfare of their children who are stranded in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam.

30 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 7 th PHT Regional Meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji from 28 to 30 October 2014. The meeting has been held annually since 2008 to strengthen preparedness and response activities in support of disaster management authorities and affected people in the Pacific. This report aims to capture key points and actions arising from discussions and consultations during the meeting.