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06 Jan 2012 description
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
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
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...