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08 May 2017 description

08/05/2017 Suva, Fiji Preparing for and responding to natural disasters as they affect access to food for millions of people in the Pacific Islands was a major theme at the first-ever meeting of the Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster Forum in Nadi, Fiji that took place from 26 to 28 April.

The joint FAO/WFP meeting of some 50 representatives from governments, non-governmental and UN organizations, was jointly hosted by the FAO and WFP Food Security Cluster co-lead Coordinators.

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

22 May 2014 description

By Online Editor
6:22 pm GMT+12, 17/05/2014, Ethiopia

Reports by PACNEWS Journalist, Pita Ligaiula in Addis Ababa

Climate Change in the Pacific receives more funding from donors than food security, according to a regional government official.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Food Security Technical officer, Gibson Susumu said there is a need for climate change and food security to be given same priority in terms of funding.

19 Dec 2012 description

Posted at 22:36 on 18 December, 2012 UTC

Ensuring those families that have been displaced by Cyclone Evan stay healthy, is being seen as crucial over the coming days as Samoa deals with the cyclone’s aftermath.

Read the story on Radio New Zealand Int'l

30 Nov 2012 description

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 – Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar.

14 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: To reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies, by effectively using national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources.

Programme summary: This annual report is a summary of key achievements of the seven individual plans implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) under its disaster management global programme.

Financial situation: The total …

16 Oct 2009 description
report Rotary

Rotarians are ramping up aid to victims left homeless by a series of disasters that struck areas in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

A devastating tsunami that hit American Samoa, Samoa, and Tonga; earthquakes in Indonesia; two typhoons in the Philippines; and flooding in India have left thousands dead and millions displaced.

Rotarians are focusing on distributing relief goods, including food, water, medicine, clothing, and shelter.

Rotary clubs from districts in Australia and New Zealand are leading efforts to bring emergency response kits to victims of the 29 September …

08 Oct 2009 description

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m. EDT a 5.1 ft tsunami wave struck American Samoa causing significant loss of life and injuries, and damage to the coastal area of American Samoa. There have been numerous aftershocks.

- FEMA-1859-DR-AS approved on September 29

Federal Response

FEMA Region IX

- Region IX Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) at Level II (select ESFs).

07 Oct 2009 description

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m.

06 Oct 2009 description

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m. EDT a 5.1 ft tsunami wave struck American Samoa causing significant loss of life and injuries, and damage to the coastal area of American Samoa.

Federal Response

Region IX

- Region IX RRCC is activated at Level II

- Region IX Incident IMAT is deployed to American Samoa with DCO, DCE, and MERS support

- National IMAT-West will provide back-up to Region IX response operations.

06 Oct 2009 description

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee is relying on trained community members and experienced staff to build a full-scale response to two powerful earthquakes that rocked Indonesia in the past week and recent storms in the Philippines and Samoa.

"Right now, we're giving out water, food, and clothing just to keep people going," says Jacob Kramer, CRWRC's director of disaster response and rehabilitation.

06 Oct 2009 description

OCTOBER 6, 2009-The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (www.crwrc.org) is building a multi-phase response to two powerful earthquakes that rocked Indonesia last week, including Padang, Sumatra, the city at one quake's epicenter.

"Right now, we're giving out water, food, and clothing just to keep people going," says Jacob Kramer, from CRWRC's disaster response and rehabilitation office. "We're distributing tarps as temporary shelter so families have a roof over their heads.

05 Oct 2009 description

Tsunami Recovery American Samoa

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m.

05 Oct 2009 description

Release Number: HQ-09-122

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that cleanup and recovery efforts in American Samoa are making significant progress.

04 Oct 2009 description

Tsunami Recovery American Samoa

On September 29, 2009, at 1:48 p.m. EDT, an 8.0 magnitude undersea earthquake occurred 140 miles southwest of American Samoa generating a tsunami. At approximately 2:25 p.m.

02 Oct 2009 description
report British Red Cross
  • British Red Cross emergency response team on way to Padang, Indonesia

    - British Red Cross appeal raises quarter of a million in 24 hours

    - New 'super typhoon' set to hit Philippines tonight

    - To donate go to www.redcross.org.uk/asiapacific or 0845 054 7201

    As the Philippines braces itself for an approaching 'super typhoon', people in the UK have shown overwhelming support by donating =A3250,000 in just 24 hours to a British Red Cross Appeal to help …

02 Oct 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 TS-2009-000209-ASM and TS-2009-000210-WSM

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

Period covered by this update: 28 September to 2 October, 2009.