Tropical Cyclone Pam

Pacific Community and World Food Programme strengthen cooperation

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement that aims to increase the effectiveness of their service in assisting Pacific Island countries and territories in achieving their resilience building and development…

National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre re-opens in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newly rehabilitated National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre which was severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, was officially re-opened in Port Vila on Friday (8 July).

Cyclone Pam report released for Vanuatu

A reflection on what worked well and what could be improved upon in the Government of Vanuatu’s response to tropical cyclone Pam has been released today.

Boost for cyclone Pam recovery in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Long-term recovery efforts from the devastation left by tropical cyclone Pam will receive a welcome boost in four Pacific Island nations following a EUR 6 million funding agreement between the Pacific Community (SPC) and development bank KfW, on behalf…

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu

Three public health experts from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will head to Port Vila and Pentecost Island this weekend to support Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health with the surveillance, diagnosis and response to diseases with epidemic…

SPC staff raise 1.17 million francs for Red Cross Cyclone Pam appeal

A ceremony was held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters in Noumea today to hand over funds raised by its staff social club to the Red Cross Tropical Cyclone Pam appeal.

GIZ and SPC partner to address food security in Vanuatu

A girl at her home in Port Vila, Efate island, Vanuatu. Photo credit: Hanna Butler/IFRC/NZ Red Cross​​​​

SPC deploys scientific and technical experts to assist Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Satellite image: Damage to buildings in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Image created by Digital Globe & SPC Geoscience Division

Pacific Disaster Net provides daily updates in wake of tropical cyclone Pam

The Pacific’s largest and most comprehensive information management resource on disaster risk management and national sustainable development has commenced daily email updates in the wake of cyclone Pam. Anyone wanting to subscribe to the Pacific…

While tropical cyclone Pam causes damage, Pacific Islands work together to build resilience

With Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam dominating world headlines, there has been strong interest in the Pacific Islands at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai Japan.
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