COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold bring new challenges and new ways of working in Vanuatu

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many significant challenges in the lives of those around the globe and affected the way we live and go about our daily lives and work. For those living in the Pacific region, the case is no different. Re-…

Tropical Cyclone Harold provided invaluable data for future disaster response and planning

Good data is at the heart of planning for and responding to natural disasters in the Pacific. The region has invested heavily in tools to monitor changes in the environment, and be better prepared for the extreme conditions that can threaten Island…

Cyclone Harold : des données océaniques en temps réel à l’appui de la préparation et de la réponse aux catastrophes

(Article disponible en anglais uniquement) When severe Tropical Cyclone Harold swept through four Pacific Island countries in early April, tide gauges and a wave buoys across the region recorded the event in real-time, providing critical information in…

Cyclones and coronavirus: Pacific Island nations face a ‘double-whammy’ catastrophe

This story originally appeared on The Telegraph website. It has been reprinted here in part with permission.    Cyclones and coronavirus: Pacific Island nations face a ‘double-whammy’ catastrophe Struggling through the aftermath of a devastating tropical…

Tracking ‘moody’ Mona

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama queries some details regarding TC Mona’s track.   Always be ready for the worst and hope for the best   By ILAITIA TURAGABECI AS Tropical Cyclone Mona roared across the islands, a group of men sat huddled around a…

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.

Cyclone devastation calls for extraordinary partnerships

Cyclone Pam response

“The Pacific Community is close-knit and our thoughts and prayers are with the governments and people of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.”  SPC Director General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, 14 March 2015 We continue to mobilise our…
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