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Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership

Photo caption: Anthony Blake(middle) SPC PIEMA Officer hands over donated equipment to NFA Team Leader Lemeki Lenoa and Valelevu Station Firefighters The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) donated lifesaving equipment to support emergency management…

Tukuraki Village relocates to new site, post land-slide disaster

After more than 5 years of living in temporary housing, the community of Tukuraki in the highlands of Fiji are today celebrating as they move into their newly built, disaster resilient village.  The Tukuraki community was devastated in 2012 as a…

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Message from the SPC Director General on Disaster Risk Reduction #Throwback.

Zoom - Marshall Islands Coastal Causeway Project Combats Climate Change

A new causeway built in a remote part of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) has strengthened access between two sections of Woja Island facing severe coastal erosion. In recent years, the people of Woja Island, Ailinglaplap Atoll, had found it…

Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change

A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform is being held this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk, to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia.

Marshall Islands begins drought-related Post Disaster Needs Assessment

Severe drought in the Marshall Islands associated with the strong El Nino, led to the call for a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). The assessment is not only the first for the Marshall Islands, it’s also the first for the Northern Pacific and the…

Pacific Community receives international recognition for geospatial innovation

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience Division is being bestowed the Asia Geospatial Excellence Award for Disaster Management by Geosmart Asia, a leading conference and exhibition for the Asia-Pacific region showcasing the capabilities of geospatial…

Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience

Understanding the biggest lessons learned in preparing for, responding to and recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston that decimated parts of the country in February this year will be the focus of a workshop to be held in Suva from tomorrow.

Tukuraki village relocation

The Fijian village of Tukuraki in Yakete, Ba, rests at the base of a steep mountain and has been prone to disasters In January 2012, heavy rain triggered a landslide which plunged through the community, killing a family of four and burying more than 50…

Cyclone Winston survey sets new baseline for damage data

Coastal hazard experts from the Pacific Community (SPC) have surveyed wind and wave damage from tropical cyclone Winston in more than 40 communities across the provinces of Bua, Ca
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