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13 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

12/13/2018
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

Objectif:

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

Partenaires:

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.

15 Apr 2018 description

As part of an ongoing effort to promote disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Pacific countries, this policy brief identifies priority actions for disaster readiness, response and recovery. It has been prepared through a collaborative approach and should be a key reference in the future, promoting coordination across all levels and stages of the humanitarian cycle in the Region.

Promoting inclusion in Pacific humanitarian action

04 Apr 2018 description

This final report marks the conclusion of the Tropical Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal operation that spanned a 19-month period from 22 February 2016 to 30 September 2017. The Fiji Red Cross Society, with IFRC support, reached 77,000 people in the areas of health and care; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; shelter and settlements (and household items); shelter recovery; restoring family links; National Society capacity building and quality programming.

26 Mar 2018 description

"Fijians are very happy people. They brush things away. But with this one, it was very hard to pick up again"

by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 26 March 2018 00:30 GMT

SUVA, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first wave that slammed into the beach-front community of Nasau, on Fiji's Koro island, swept away every home in view.

12 Feb 2018 description
infographic Logistics Cluster

The Pacific Unsolicited Bilateral Donations (UBD) project is the first regionally coordinated approach aimed at reducing the number of UBD arrivals during humanitarian and disaster response.

12 Jan 2018 description

KEY FACTS & FIGURES

Establishment of Pacific Shelter Cluster: 2012, Fiji: 2012, Solomon Islands: 2014, Vanuatu: 2014, Tonga, Samoa, Marshall Islands: in process Recent activations: Feb 2016 TC Winston in Fiji, March 2015 TC Pam in Vanuatu.

Recent national responses with regional support and number of people reached with emergency shelter:

Dec 2016
Makira EQ/tsunami in Solomon Islands 5,004

May 2017
TC Donna in Vanuatu 2,564

02 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

This article is part of a series about the activists and communities of the Pacific and small island states who are responding to the effects of climate change. Leaders from climate and social justice movements from around the world met in Suva, Fiji from 4-8 December for International Civil Society Week.

28 Dec 2017 description

Disasters can present an opportunity for countries not only to rebuild infrastructure, but also to tackle gender inequality

By Lin Taylor

SUVA, Fiji, Dec 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cyclone Winston pummelled through Fiji last year, the largest storm recorded in the southern hemisphere, Sofia Talei's taro and cassava crops were destroyed, leaving her livelihood as a farmer uncertain.

"I was so desperate. All the effort we put into it was destroyed after a few hours," Talei, 33, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

08 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY KATHERINE BAKER ON WED, 12/06/2017

People read about climate change every day and we are all familiar with it as a concept. While we understand that steps need to be taken to address the risks; its impact often feels harder to imagine. We assume that the impacts are something we will experience in the future.