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Scaling up social protection can build resilience to COVID-19

BANGKOK – The Asia-Pacific region can benefit from scaling-up investment in social protection to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, maintain social cohesion and reduce overall vulnerabilities. ...

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PM Bainimarama launches NDRR policy

Fiji has achieved another milestone after Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama officially launched the country’s Disaster Risk Reduction Policy making it the first ever in the region. While delivering...

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“Let us remember this as a Blue COP”

Chile, in its role as presidency, designated the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, as the ‘Blue COP,’ in order to increase awareness of the impact of climate change on the ocean and to harness...

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Coastal flood forecasts become operational in Fiji

Coastal flood forecasts become operational in Fiji; strengthened Pacific Island awareness of coastal floods An operational system has been developed and implemented for the Fiji Islands to produce...

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ECHO Factsheet – Pacific Region – November 2019

Introduction Natural disasters ranging from cyclones to floods, droughts and earthquakes frequently occur in the Pacific region. The pacific island countries (including Papua New Guinea, Fiji...

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Fiji’s unheralded frontline disaster responders: women

Irwin Loy Before Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in 2016, Leba Volau made sure her home was tied down: the food was packed away into plastic bags and containers, and the crops were uprooted then buried...

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Fiji school rebuild to be complete by September next year

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

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