06 Jan 2012 description
Philippines + 17 othersAsia-Pacific: CERF allocates $55 million for humanitarian emergencies in 2011
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
05 Oct 2011 description
report — Government of New Zealand
A joint New Zealand and United States operation is underway to provide emergency water supplies to drought-stricken Tokelau, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today. “A severe La Nina weather pattern is operating in the Pacific region resulting in very low rainfall for many...
03 Oct 2011 description
Tuvalu: Drought conditions and breakdown of desalination plants cause water shortage; state of emergency declared
report — Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Pacific correspondent Campbell Cooney The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency because of a water shortage. With drought conditions and the breakdown of existing desalination plants, a state of emergency has been declared in the capital and also other outlying...
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