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15 Jan 2020 description
report CDAC Network

“The next disaster will strike when the memory of the last one has been forgotten.” Thus reads the first line of Fiji’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, which was formally launched in Suva late in December 2019.

19 Dec 2019 description
report Government of Fiji

Fiji has achieved another milestone after Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama officially launched the country’s Disaster Risk Reduction Policy making it the first ever in the region.

While delivering his address, PM Bainimarama recalled his experience while visiting communities who were affected by the ferocity of Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.

12 Dec 2019 description

Chile, in its role as presidency, designated the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, as the ‘Blue COP,’ in order to increase awareness of the impact of climate change on the ocean and to harness ocean science to support climate action.

12 Dec 2019 description

This report was co-authored by Ms Olga Bogdan, Mr McPherlain, C. Chungu and Ms Seulgi Yoon, in the framework of a joint partnership between the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the World Meteorological Organization. It was prepared under the overall guidance, invaluable advice and important contributions of Dr Assia Alexieva (Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, WMO), Dr Claire Somerville (Executive Director of the Gender Centre, the Graduate Institute), and with the support of Mr Simon Lobach (Teaching Assistant, the Graduate Institute).

25 Nov 2019 description

Coastal flood forecasts become operational in Fiji; strengthened Pacific Island awareness of coastal floods

An operational system has been developed and implemented for the Fiji Islands to produce and disseminate new early warning information on coastal flooding, which will help save lives and protect property in low-lying, populated coastal areas.

There is potential to enhance this early warning platform in the future and to extend it to other South Pacific island nations, and even consider extension to include other coastal flooding sources such as tsunamis.

07 Nov 2019 description


Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, and Vanuatu) rank among the world's worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters. Because of climate change, the region is witnessing intense fluctuations in weather patterns, such as changing temperatures and precipitation patterns, intense storms and rising sea levels.

04 Nov 2019 description


30,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by tropical cyclone winston in 2016, representing the greatest loss to fiji’s housing stock by a single event.

31 Jan 2019 description

Irwin Loy

Before Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in 2016, Leba Volau made sure her home was tied down: the food was packed away into plastic bags and containers, and the crops were uprooted then buried so the storm didn’t get to them first. Armed with a booming voice and a mobile phone, she warned her neighbours to get ready.

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all.

Nothing is more important to us as climate-vulnerable nations than to have the means to adequately adapt to the frightening new era that is upon us - the extreme weather events, rising seas and changes to agriculture caused by climate change.

05 Dec 2018 description

About a quarter of schools damaged by Cyclone Winston still need to be repaired nearly three years after the massive storm hit Fiji.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

27 Jul 2018 description

Linking humanitarian response and development is a key agenda driven by multiple factors across both humanitarian and development landscapes. It is also a topical issue in Fiji, a South Pacific Island nation which is exposed to natural hazards, particularly tropical cyclones. This research aims to learn from Fiji’s experience of Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.

27 Jul 2018 description

Linking humanitarian response and development is an important agenda, with multiple drivers across both sectors’ landscapes. It is also a topical issue in Fiji, a country vulnerable to natural hazards. Our research aimed to learn from Fiji’s experience of response and recovery after Tropical Cyclone Winston hit in 2016; we found that the humanitarian response to the cyclone had no substantive influence on the longer-term governance and institutional arrangements for development.

02 Jul 2018 description


Soutenir le rétablissement des secteurs de l’agriculture et de la pêche, en particulier dans les 12 zones touchées par le cyclone.


Le Ministère des pêches et des forêts, le Ministère des pêches (MP), l’Autorité de biosécurité des Fidji (FBA) et la Communauté du Pacifique.

Bénéficiaires directs:

331 aquaculteurs et 18 agents du FBA.

Activités réalisées:

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

30 May 2018 description

The Regional Food Security Atlas of the Pacific is a joint publication by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme(WFP).

The 2018 Atlas provides a spatial overview of the core issues that affect food security across the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Divided into nine topical sections, the Atlas provides the reader with information and knowledge on the causes and outcomes of food security and nutrition in the region.

18 May 2018 description
report Pacific Community

Over 400 school students at the Arya Kanya Pathshala School in Ba, in Fiji’s Western division, will now benefit from a new ablution block which includes new toilets, hand washing and shower facilities, following its opening in Ba today.

The ablution block has been constructed through the European Union (EU) funded Micro Projects Programme (MPP), implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC). The facilities were opened by the Deputy Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Sakeasi Waikere.