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05 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

Today’s global challenges continue to grow. We currently have five ongoing emergencies ranked at the highest level of operational complexity and urgency in Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan, in the Syria region and Yemen. While the majority of these are conflict emergencies, the frequency of natural disasters is also on the rise – with Cyclone Winston hitting Fiji in February 2016 and Hurricane Matthew striking Haiti last October. The need to strengthen preparedness and resilience is becoming more and more critical.

19 Apr 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

To save lives and protect livelihoods, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports governments in strengthening their emergency preparedness and response capacities to mitigate the effects of disasters and reduce their impacts on vulnerable populations. This includes building capacities in logistics, supply chain management and communication technologies; strengthening risk reduction tools through Social Safety Net programmes; and bolstering sustainable food security and nutrition solutions.

12 Apr 2017 description

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), has joined with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support a High Frequency Radio Communication System training course. High Frequency (HF) radio is a technology that provides backup communications capability during emergencies when other communication systems may be down.

20 Dec 2016 description
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07 Dec 2016 description

For the very first time, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has been officially activated to support emergency preparedness activities. The request for activation and inclusion of the ETC in the list of Pacific Humanitarian Team clusters was endorsed by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on 30 November, with the World Food Programme (WFP) as nominated lead.

12 Oct 2016 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

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.