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12 Sep 2018 description

Fiji has received around $US4.6 million dollars of Chinese aid to go towards peacekeeping efforts and disaster relief.

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07 Sep 2018 description
report Pacific Community

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) team are in Nadi this week, to carry out Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training with workers and volunteers appointed to work different functional areas of the EOC, at a national, provincial, regional and village/local emergency level. The Nadi EOC is the fifth centre to receive EOC training, with ten trainings in total planned to be completed by the end of October, in preparation for the up-coming disaster season.

29 Aug 2018 description

SUVA, 28 August 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support the strengthening of data collection and data analysis to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands and territories.

The collection and dissemination of reliable data of children and women worldwide is vital to identify and plan for their needs and to inform policies.

10 Aug 2018 description

Suva, Fiji / Canberra, Australia, 9 August, 2018—The Government of Australia and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have entered into a partnership with six Pacific governments to transform lives by ensuring more women and young people in the Pacific can access sexual and reproductive health services.

30 Jul 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

26-27 July, Leaders of Pacific SIDs including Samoa met in Suva, Fiji for the Second Climate Action Partnership Program, to review outcomes of the Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Bonn (COP23) 2017 to prepare for COP 24 in Poland 2018. Australia, New Zealand and the territories were also invited and contributed during informal sessions. Fiji holding the Presidency of the COP23 continues to hold regional dialogue to harness a common coordinated voice to regional priorities endorsed.

20 Jul 2018 description

Authorities in Fiji have started releasing batches of infected mosquitoes around Suva in a bid to control diseases like dengue.

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28 Jun 2018 description

A crowdsourced mobile application (app) utilizing satellite technology has been used for the first time during an emergency response drill in Fiji.

28 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

The Commissioner Central Division, Provincial Administrator, District Officer, invited distinguished guests, relevant stakeholders, media personnel, ministry staff, ladies and gentleman.

Riverbank erosion is a growing problem for local communities in Fiji today. Since most of the towns and rural communities in Fiji are situated along riverbanks, they are vulnerable to potential climate change impacts of increasing sea levels, cyclones, and more frequent and intense rainfall. These impacts are threatening the very existence of local communities situated along riverbanks in Fiji.

27 Jun 2018 description

AFTERNOON

GENEVA (26 June 2018) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a panel discussion on the human rights of internally displaced persons, in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.

22 Jun 2018 description
report GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Fiji

Risks Climate change exacerbating natural disasters

Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change

The government of Fiji has pioneered an innovative approach to assessing and quantifying the impacts of climate change which will help the Pacific Island country chart a resilient development path.

NATURAL HAZARDS EXACERBATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

15 Jun 2018 description

An international initiative to improve early warning systems against extreme weather and support climate change adaptation is gaining momentum to protect more people in more places. Financing has been extended to cover the Caribbean and West African regions.

14 Jun 2018 description

The number of dengue cases in Fiji has fallen in the past six weeks, the Health Ministry says.

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08 Jun 2018 description

By Deodat Maharaj, UNDP Senior Advisor for the Caribbean

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS) - As a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week’s dialogue focused on “Financing Resilience in SIDS” held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and Belgium.

The gathering sought to identify the main risks facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS), especially in terms of financing and innovative solutions to the countries’ challenges.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Pacific Community

On Friday morning, Colin Tukuitonga, Director-general of the Pacific Community (SPC), handed 705,840 Pacific Francs, collected from all SPC staff in New Caledonia and Fiji, over to the French Red Cross.

The funds will contribute to the reconstruction efforts of countries recently hit by natural disasters in the region (Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tonga). The funds were handed over to Michel Rigot, President of the French Red Cross in New Caledonia. They will be equally shared between the Red Cross societies of impacted countries.

07 Jun 2018 description

The World Mosquito Programme says new funding from New Zealand will help protect two of Fiji's major population centres from dengue, chikungunya and zika.

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31 May 2018 description

New Zealand will contribute $2.7 million to help limit dengue fever in Fiji, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced.

“Dengue fever is a debilitating and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne disease which has affected more than 38,000 people in the Pacific since the beginning of 2017,” Mr Peters says.

“The funding will go to the World Mosquito Programme, which uses natural, effective and self-sustaining methods that limit the ability of mosquitoes to spread the illness. These methods are currently in use across four continents.

29 May 2018 description

An expert in disaster risk reduction says work to safeguard schools in Fiji is making progress.

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29 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Summit 2018

NADI, 25 May 2018 – Today, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Summit will conclude, where eighteen Government agencies and non-government partner organizations undertook exhaustive consultations to determine key activities and strategies in order to strengthen Government systems to provide access to water and sanitation for all Fijians.

28 May 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

A trough of low pressure with an embedded low lies just to the west of Fiji. It is moving towards the Group and expected to bring heavy rain, squally thunderstorms with strong and gusty winds over the country from tonight and continue until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a high pressure system together with a low pressure system to the southwest of Fiji generates and directs damaging heavy southerly swells over Fiji Waters.

The following warnings remains current with the as adverse weather and oceans conditions anticipated over next 24 to 48 hours.