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03 Oct 2016 description

The latest Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania has found widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific in 2015/2016. The report Hungry for justice, thirsty for change shows extreme weather events, combined with ongoing climatic changes, are contributing to a severe loss of food and water supplies in the region.

08 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

The Foreign Minister Hon. Rt Inoke Kubuabola has reaffirmed his Ministry's support to work closely with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) following talks today with their Pacific office representative.

Minister Kubuabola met today with the new United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific sub-regional office director and representative Mr Bruce Campbell.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

On Saturday February 20, 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji.

TC Winston was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji and the most intense cyclone on record to affect the country.1 Fiji’s Eastern Division was the first to be struck, with Koro, Ovalau and Taveuni Islands sustaining severe damage.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

27 Jan 2014 description

Community leaders from Daku Village of the Rewa Delta area, today formally committed their community’s participation in a climate change adaptation activity, delivered through USAID’s Coastal Community Adaptation Project (USAID/C-CAP).

As part of the agreement, Daku will receive infrastructure support for their drainage management system which will greatly reduce flooding, associated water-borne diseases and property damage caused by the rising waters.

02 Sep 2012 description

FRI 31 AUGUST 2012

Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Pacific island countries will receive assistance to become more resilient to climate change and to help save lives when disasters strike, under an announcement made today at the Pacific Islands Forum.

Low-lying Pacific countries are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

This assistance will help Pacific nations to be better prepared for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions.