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17 Feb 2017 description
“More than 32,000 houses were damaged or destroyed,” says Red Cross. “The shortage of builders and building materials is delaying people’s ability to repair or reconstruct their homes.”
20 Dec 2016 description
Thousands of Fijians seek shelter during new round of storms as the worst-hit areas in western Fiji still recover from February's devastating Cyclone Winston.
24 May 2016 description
The category 5 cyclone, the worst in Fiji’s history, affected 350,000 people - almost half Fiji’s population - and destroyed or damaged more than 30,000 homes.
19 Apr 2016 description
"There is an acute need for the distribution of more seeds and seedlings to kick-start food production in areas hit by the cyclone and floods.", said UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
18 Apr 2016 description
report UN News Service
As Fiji and other UN Member States are preparing for the historic signing of the Paris Agreement, residents of the South Pacific country are trying to recover from one of the region’s fiercest storms.
11 Apr 2016 description
Prolonged dry weather has triggered drought conditions across India and Sri Lanka. In Fiji, Cyclone Zena caused widespread flooding increasing the risk of water-borne diseases.
06 Apr 2016 description
Before approaching Fiji, Zena impacted northern Vanuatu on Tuesday night. Its National Disaster Management Office is deploying assessment teams to report on any damage.
04 Apr 2016 description
Humanitarian response in Fiji is moving into the early recovery phase. Priorities include providing permanent shelter and water and sanitation for 350,000 people.
30 Mar 2016 description
The Fiji Government estimates that almost 350,000 people – 40% of the country’s population – have been affected by the Category 5 storm, the strongest ever to hit Fiji.
23 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Fiji
The Prime Minister has urged both local and international participation as the best way to assist the nation’s children recover from the trauma of Cyclone Winston.
21 Mar 2016 description
El Niño-induced drought has caused reduction of water supply in Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands. From 15 to 21 March, floods affected more than 17,000 in people in Indonesia.
20 Mar 2016 description
Despite delivering emergency relief to over 40,000 people since the cyclone struck Fiji, the Red Cross warns that the needs of affected people are still great.
17 Mar 2016 description
As part of the $38.6 million emergency Flash Appeal for Fiji, partners are seeking a further $900,000 for debris clearance, cash-for-work schemes, and other early recovery projects.
14 Mar 2016 description
As of 11 March, some 14,800 people affected by Typhoon Winston in Fiji remain in 476 evacuation centres. Over 80 government agencies, humanitarian organizations and multinational forces continue to respond.
07 Mar 2016 description
As of 7 March, over 1,300 people remain displaced in Myanmar due to fighting that began in early February. In the Philippines, an estimated 66,500 are displaced due to recent fighting.
04 Mar 2016 description
The Fijian Government and the United Nations have jointly launched a US$38.6 million appeal for the 350,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.
02 Mar 2016 description
With 62,000 people displaced and currently staying in 900 evacuation centres in the aftermath of the disaster, the likelihood of human rights abuses is increased, the NGO said.
01 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
Following the second-strongest storm to ever make landfall, the immediate and long-term implications for children's health, safety, education and development are 'colossal', UNICEF said.
01 Mar 2016 description
The appeal seeks CHF 7 million to enable the IFRC to support the Fiji Red Cross Society. Assistance will be delivered to some 38,500 people for 12 months.
26 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF officials said that the damage to Koro Island, one of the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston, is extensive and the scale of the destruction is "overwhelming.”