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Fiji

Australian builds storm-proof homes for Fiji's poorest residents

By Pacific Affairs reporter Liam Fox Australian Peter Drysdale leads the construction of affordable storm-proof homes for some of the poorest people in Fiji. Video: Homes for Fiji's poorest Just...

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu records first case of rare mosquito-borne zika virus

By Richard Ewart Vanuatu health officials have for the first time confirmed cases of the rare mosquito-borne zika virus. Zika is the "milder brother" of dengue fever, head of the World Health...

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Solomon Islands

Lessons learned from Honiara flash floods in 2014

It's been a year since flash flooding hit the Solomon Islands capital Honiara, killing 22 people and leaving 9,000 people homeless. Gardens and livelihoods were destroyed and even today, the recovery...

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Micronesia

Maysak worst disaster in Chuuk for 20 - 30 years

Emergency relief supplies from overseas will almost certainly be needed to help the people of the Federated States f Micronesia recover from Typhoon Maysak which ripped through parts of the island...

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Vanuatu

Lessons learned from Cyclone Pam

And now on Pacific Beat, a special program looking back on Cyclone Pam's imapct on Vanuatu. What went wrong, what went right, and what lessons can be learned from the disaster? Presenter: bruce Hill ...

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Vanuatu

NGOs advised to consider cultural concepts when rebuilding

The last two cyclones in the Pacific - Pam and Maysak - destroyed tens of thousands of homes as they tore through the region. Development workers are sticking to a mantra when it comes to...

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Micronesia

Red Cross gearing up to aid FSM after cyclone Maysak

Thousands of people in the Federated States of Micronesia are in desperate need of food, water and shelter after the islands were struck by Super Typhoon Maysak. The Micronesian Red Cross estimates...

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu markets try to get back to selling

Efforts are underway to get food markets in Vanuatu operating again as the country recovers from Cyclone Pam. Selling local produce at the market is a vital source of cash for women, but with trees...

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Micronesia

Thousands in need of help in typhoon-ravaged FSM

In the Federated of States of Micronesia where government officials and aid agencies are still working to assess the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Maysak. It's believed around 20-thousand...

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Solomon Islands

Help on the way to cyclone-affected Tikopia

Communication with the remote island of Tikopia in Solomon Islands' Temotu province is difficult at the best of times. Audio: Help on the way to cyclone-affected Tikopia (Credit: ABC) As a result...

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Tuvalu

Fears of food and water shortages in Tuvalu after Cyclone Pam

It's been several weeks since Cyclone Pam lashed Tuvalu, coinciding with seasonal king tides but only now is the scale of the destruction it caused becoming clear. Audio: Fears of food and water...

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Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Why the Vanuatu death toll was so low

By Sam Bolitho Tropical Cyclone Pam was one of the worst cyclones on record but there were very few casualties Aid agencies have described Tropical Cyclone Pam as one of the worst disasters to ever...

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