A ground-breaking way to address how Pacific Island countries prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters was launched today by the European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs, and the Premier of Niue, the Hon Toke Talagi, in the margins of the Pacific Community Conference in Alofi. Niue is the first PacificRead more about First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response[…]
Every year, Pacific Island counties and territories (PICTs) face the possibility of cyclones and other life and livelihood-threatening emergencies. While countries and territories cannot stop a cyclone in its tracks, they can prepare for emergency situations, using a new Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management, launched in Niue at the end of 2015. Niue is theRead more about Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue[…]
16th Feb 2016 The citizens of Nauru will be more protected from disasters such as tsunamis, storm surges and strong winds after the appointment of a new coordinator to help establish a 24/7 Meteorological service, this week. The meteorological service will be part of the newly established National Emergency Service (NES) and will be theRead more about Meteorological Services, a first for the country of Nauru[…]
Suva, Fiji – Life saving equipment to support emergency management in the Pacific has been donated by the Queensland Ambulance Service ( QAS), facilitated through the Pacific Community’s (SPC), Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA). Fiji is the first of 5 countries to receive the donated equipment valued at AUD 350,000 which included lifesaving devices suchRead more about Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership[…]
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 …
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[…]
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[…]