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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.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

24 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

07 Apr 2014 description

This report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA ROP and covers the period from 6 to 7 April 2014. The next report will be issued on or around 8 April 2014.

Highlights

06 Feb 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Government has released a three-month response plan with funding requirements totaling TOP 28.4 million (US$15.1 million), of which TOP 23.7 million ($12.6 million) remains unmet.

  • Detailed assessments have been finalized across Agriculture, WASH, Health and Protection.

  • 950 farming households have been impacted and are in need of assistance.

  • There has been extensive damage to staple crops, such as cassava, plantain, breadfruit and coconut.

03 Feb 2014 description
report Government of Tonga

Extract:

Tropical Cyclone Ian, a Category 5 system with winds over 200 kilometres per hour and gusts around 300 kilometres, was the most powerful storm ever recorded in Tongan waters and passed directly over the northeast islands of Ha’apai. An estimated 5,000 have been directly affected and an estimated 800 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.

29 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

· The Government is finalizing a response plan to address the immediate needs of the affected population for the next three months.

· The response plan will be followed by a recovery and reconstruction plan covering a 12 to 18 month period.

· 800 households have been provided with either a tarpaulin, tent or shelter tool kit.

· The school year is expected to resume as normal in early February.

· Eight Pacific Humanitarian Team members are in Tonga providing technical support at the request of Government.

23 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

  • 18 villages across six islands affected in Ha’apai have been affected with 1,094 buildings destroyed or damaged.

  • 2,335 people displaced in 51 formal and informal evacuation centres.

  • 17 schools in Ha’apai have been damaged, impacting 1,293 students.

  • Urgent need for shelter, food, water, sanitation and protection of vulnerable groups.

  • Rapid assessment reveals severe damage to food crops in Ha’apai and Vava’u.

16 Jan 2014 description
report Government of Tonga

Background Information

TC Ian first emerged as a threat on Monday 6 January 2014, when it was upgraded from a tropical depression to a cyclone. On that day the National Operations Centre was activated in standby mode.

On Wednesday 8 January the National Emergency management Committee was convened by the Minister of Infrastructure/Deputy Prime Minister and authorisation was given to the Director of NEMO to fully activate the Emergency Operations Centre when the situation required it.

16 Jan 2014 description

The secretary general of Tonga Red Cross Society says Cyclone Ian has exhausted the main stockpile of relief supplies in the capital, Nuku'alofa.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

15 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

  • More than 50 per cent of 1,130 affected buildings in Ha’apai have been destroyed, with a further 34 per cent having major damage

  • Of the 17 primary and secondary schools affected in Ha’apai, 13 have major damage.

  • Immediate challenge is logistics to distribute relief and recovery items to outer islands, as well as within affected areas.

15 Jan 2014 description
report Government of Tonga

Background Information

TC Ian first emerged as a threat on Monday 6 January 2014, when it was upgraded from a tropical depression to a cyclone. On that day the National Operations Centre was activated in standby mode.
On Wednesday 8 January the National Emergency management Committee was convened by the Minister of Infrastructure/Deputy Prime Minister and authorisation was given to the Director of NEMO to fully activate the Emergency Operations Centre when the situation required it.

13 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

  • Initial damage assessments have been carried out with an estimated 70 per cent of homes either damaged or destroyed in Ha’pai.

  • Around 2,000 people are currently in 11 evacuation centres.

  • The restoration of power and communication is a key priority, in addition to emergency shelter, water, sanitation and food.

03 Jan 2014 description

1. Executive Summary

Recognizing the important and positive issues on considerable developments in Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction made by national societies in Asia Pacific during the last decade, the level of risks and vulnerabilities remains important especially in the following aspects:

22 Oct 2013 description
  1. Who are we?

Introduction Humanity faces growing challenges: a rising population, a warming planet, and increasing inequalities of health, well-being and security between the rich and poor. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) global Strategy 2020 provides direction for its work in the face of these challenges. It also clarifies the Secretariat’s priorities in providing membership services to national societies.