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27 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Niue

The objective of this Recovery Plan is to formulate and prioritise actions in order for Niue to recover from  Cyclone Heta and to re‐build towards prosperity.

11 Dec 2012 description

January 2004 saw the worst cyclone in Niue’s history devastate the small island nation. Natural ecosystems and buildings alike were swept away by up to 296 kilometre per hour winds and waves reaching up to 50 metres high. Cyclone Heta was proof of Niue’s vulnerability to extreme weather conditions. It was also an important lesson for the country on planning ahead for natural disasters to secure the future of its people.

10 Jul 2009 description

In response to the announcement that leaders of the Major Economies Forum had agreed to hold rising temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) today reaffirmed its call for short- and medium-term targets that would limit increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Addressing a Headquarters press conference on climate change, Dessima M.

14 May 2009 description

Donors urged to honour their ODA commitments; local ownership is key; new and additional money for adaptation is needed together with effective global funding mechanisms. These are the some of the Commission's conclusions to help people adapt to the already visible effects of climate change.

Fighting poverty and fighting climate change are the ultimate issues of our time.

02 Dec 2008 description

PREFACE

With increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels and more frequent and intense extreme weather events, Pacific islands countries, especially those in warmer latitudes, are the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Their populations are expected to be among the first that will need to adapt to climate change or even abandon their traditional homeland and relocate.

30 Sep 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

30 Sep 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

06 Jan 2005 description


Total Appeal Target : US$ 750,000

Balance Requested from ACT Network: 738,743.09

Geneva, 6 January 2005

Dear Colleagues,

During 2004, the ACT Rapid Response Fund assisted 26 ACT implementing members to save lives in sudden emergencies, providing financial assistance ranging from US$4,000 to US$50,000.

01 Nov 2004 description
report Xinhua

CANBERRA, Nov 1, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has moved to strengthen links with Niue during a two-day state visit to the tiny Pacific island state with a promise of 20 million dollars (14 million US dollars) of investment.


Clark and her Niuean counterpart, Young Vivian, signed an agreement Monday on the New Zealand investment over the next five years, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.

06 Jul 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1, FY 2004, dated November 26, 2003

Background

03 May 2004 description
report World Bank

The World Bank approved last week grants and credits of US$ 4.47 million to the government of Samoa to finance emergency recovery efforts needed to assist with cyclone damage. Samoa was hard hit in January 2004 when Cyclone Heta passed within 80 kms of the island. The Bank'sCyclone Emergency Recovery Project for Independent State of Samoa will help the government of Samoa begin to address the significant infrastructure repair that is now needed.

27 Apr 2004 description

Niue Government and international community use storm aftermath to bolster aid coordination

09 Mar 2004 description
report East-West Center

ALOFI, Niue (Niue News, Mar. 4) - Niue agriculture stands to benefit from irrigation projects sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.

10 Feb 2004 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 10 Feb 2004

04 Feb 2004 description
report Caritas

Caritas Australia, as part of the regional Caritas Oceania network, will provide funding for a food distribution to the people of Niue.

23 Jan 2004 description

In early January, Cyclone Heta ravaged American Samoa, in the South Pacific, destroying or severely damaging some 1,600 homes, causing infrastructure damage, and damaging or destroying fruit and vegetable crops. Ninety percent of the affected families live below poverty level.

22 Jan 2004 description

Hon Phil Goff

New Zealand will provide $5 million for reconstruction work on Niue, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Aid Minister Marian Hobbs said today.

"The emergency relief phase following Cyclone Heta is now nearly over and we need to think about how we can help set Niue back on its feet in the longer term," the Ministers said.

22 Jan 2004 description

It's just two weeks since a 300-kilometre-per-hour Cyclone, Heta, devastated Niue. And Premier, Young Vivian, says they have already completed the first phase of tidying up and are about to start phase two with the arrival of 40 construction workers from Tahiti. The Premier says he is very proud of how well Niueans have responded to the crisis.

Presenter/Interviewer: Geraldine Coutts

Speakers: Young Vivian, Premier of Niue

VIVIAN: "Well I'm really surprised with my people, the spirit in which they have carried out the cleaning up and getting on with their lives.