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04 Nov 2016 description
Because tsunamis are the deadliest type of major natural disaster in terms of the proportion of victims killed, World Tsunami Awareness Day is being inaugurated on November 5, 2016.
25 Apr 2016 description
Since 19 April, strong winds, hail and heavy rains have affected over 40 townships in Myanmar, Over 1,100 houses were destroyed and 11,600 houses damaged.
17 Feb 2016 description
$56 million is required to implement the strategic plan which aims to provide support to affected countries, build capacity to prevent further outbreaks and control them when they do occur.
22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
30 Nov 2015 description
The weather phenomenon is expected to continue for as long as two years, particularly affecting food security in the region. As many as 13 Pacific countries are at risk.
22 Oct 2015 description
report IRIN
Farming communities throughout Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Samoa are struggling with drought and rising sea temperatures associated with this year’s El Nino phenomenon.
01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is warning that climate chaos could increase humanitarian emergencies at a time when resources and capacity are already under enormous strain.
25 Jun 2015 description
The unfolding El Niño event is predicted to be possibly one of the strongest ever recorded, with threats of drought, increased rainfall, cyclones and diseases.
23 Jun 2015 description
report World Bank
The World Bank approved US$32.29 million in IDA grants and credits to support the Pacific Resilience Program – a series of projects to be carried out over the next five years.
07 May 2015 description
The latest issue of Forced Migration Review calls for a cross-sectoral approach to different forms of disaster-induced human mobility (displacement, migration and planned relocation).
19 Sep 2014 description
Normal to below normal rainfall is evident in many Pacific Island countries with the signs of El Niño development, while measles and chikungunya outbreaks are reported in the region.
11 Mar 2014 description
report World Bank
The report aims to help identify how and where hardship and vulnerability are being experienced so that governments and partners can focus resources where they are needed most.
03 Mar 2014 description
The programme will help 15 Pacific countries to address three main challenges: adapting to climate change; reducing their reliance on fossil fuels; and capacity building.
14 Jan 2014 description
A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific to guide development and preparedness planning.
02 Jan 2014 description
The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.
19 Dec 2013 description
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan aims to provide more support to Pacific Island governments to minimise the consequences of disasters.
15 Oct 2013 description
SMS-based assessments and emergency radio programmes in the region show new ways to get critical information to and from communities scattered across small and remote islands.
03 Oct 2013 description
OCHA and its partners completed a disaster simulation inTonga, Samoa and Fiji. The exercise will help aid agencies identify ways of improving preparedness and response systems before disasters occur.
25 Mar 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
18 Mar 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.