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29 Aug 2018 description

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF FIJI... NEW CALEDONIA... AND VANUATU.

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, 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 range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

23 Aug 2017 description

The main purpose of the Working Group is to improve tsunami warning and mitigation services and information sharing for the PICT’s.

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)- Pacific Tsunami Warning Systems (PTWS) Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) has successfully completed its 5th regional meeting that was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from the 7th to the 9th of August.

14 Jun 2017 description

New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones

BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is responding to the recent M6.9 earthquake reported to have occurred 90KM WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands at 19:10 UTC on 09 December 2016. (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tsunami Threat. Attached is a PDC Situational Awareness Product depicting the reported epicenter and Tsunami Travel Times from the source to coastal locations. Please see below for additional information, as well as monitor DisasterAWARE for further updates.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat message stating

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.

11 May 2016 description

28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

05 Aug 2015 description

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Highlights

Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:

21 Jul 2015 description

By Mr. Ueretan Bauro, Te Uekera newspaper, Kiribati

21 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, PMC-3 – The Officer in Charge of Kiribati Meteorological Service (KMS), Mr. Ueneta Toorua says his office has been developing a new national tsunami warning system after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii stopped its service to the Pacific in October last year.

06 Feb 2013 description

By Brigitte Leoni

BANGKOK, 6 February, 2013 - At least five people are reported to have died in a tsunami which struck a remote part of the Solomon Islands earlier today.

More than 5,000 people could have been seriously affected by the one meter wave that hit the town of Lata on Santa Cruz island swamping some villages and the town’s main airport but early warning systems worked and most people had fled the town for higher ground.

20 Sep 2012 description

Updated 20 September 2012, 12:17 AEST

More disaster management training throughout the Pacific Islands is one of the recommendations of a report launched this week.

Pacific needs more disaster management training (Credit: ABC)

In the last decade almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost worldwide

03 Sep 2012 description

Coordination in the Pacific Region Confirming that Pacific Island Countries (hereinafter referred to as ‘PICs’) have great potential for economic growth while facing various challenges, including sustainable development,

Renewing recognition of the growing importance to Japan and the United States of strengthening relations with PICs,

Recognizing the need to create open and multi-layered governmental and civil society networks in order to establish a prosperous and stable order in the Asia-Pacific region,

04 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Pacific Islands: Acting Today for Tomorrow will Save Lives and Reduce Economic Losses

Contact:

In Sydney:
Aleta Moriarty + 61 2 9235 6545, amoriarty@worldbank.org Laura Keenan, +61 2 9235 6547, lkeenan@worldbank.org

World Bank report looks at Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in One of World’s Most Vulnerable Regions

28 May 2012 description
report Government of Japan

The Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 6)

Okinawa 'Kizuna' Declaration

Okinawa, Japan, 25-26 May 2012