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Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

It has been a difficult five years for the people of Tukuraki. The village has faced three devastating natural disasters and suffered the loss of four of its people.

 

This close-knit community was forced to abandon their village, which had been in existence for generations, due to disaster. But on 26 October, 2017, smiles were found on the faces of Tukuraki’s people as a new village site officially opened. The 15-month relocation project led by the Government of Fiji and supported by the European Union, and Pacific Community, is a perfect example of how building strong and resilient communities in the Pacific makes positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of Pacific people. Read more about Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

Refusing to disappear: the relocation of a village in Fiji due to climate change and disaster

Refusing to disappear: the relocation of a village in Fiji due to climate change and disaster

The remote village of Tukuraki in the highlands of the Ba Province in Fiji was destroyed more than 5 years ago by a landslide which tragically took the lives of a young family.  More than 80 per cent of the village was decimated and as a result the community were forced to evacuate their traditionalRead more about Refusing to disappear: the relocation of a village in Fiji due to climate change and disaster[…]

Samoa Launches Fire Strategy

Samoa Launches Fire Strategy

Apia, Samoa– The Government of Samoa in partnership with the Pacific Community today launched its Fire Reduction Strategy aimed at reducing the number of fires whilst increasing fire safety and awareness across the country. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa officially launched the strategy and explained implementation toRead more about Samoa Launches Fire Strategy[…]