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Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters

Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters

Suva, Fiji. October 27, 2016 Suva will have close to five new Early Warning sirens for disasters by 2018. This will be made possible through a new agreement signed between the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) at the Holiday Inn today. GIZ has contributed FJD 461,148 to theRead more about Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters[…]

Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation

Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation

02nd September 2016 Brisbane, Australia – The Queensland Fire and Emergency service is today hosting a professional development workshop with Pacific Island disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries like Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters. This comes just months after the strongest recordedRead more about Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation[…]

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

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

Weno, FSM – A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform will be held to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk. The Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) will lead the event, joining these critical topics together toRead more about Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change[…]

16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans

16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans

Koror, Palau – Koror, Palau – The 16 states of the Republic of Palau this week will be participating in 3 workshops to review and strengthen their Disaster Risk Management Plans. The three x one day workshops (9-11 August), to be held at Melekeok, Ngardamau and Meyuns, Koror is supported by the European Union fundedRead more about 16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans[…]

Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience

Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience

Suva, Fiji – 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. The Tropical Cyclone Winston National Lessons Learned Workshop (July 26-28) led byRead more about Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience[…]

Access to information critical for disasters and climate change

Access to information critical for disasters and climate change

Port Vila, Vanuatu – In terms of disaster risk worldwide, the country of Vanuatu is the riskiest country to live in with more than one third of its population affected by natural disasters each year . This risk became reality last year as the largest cyclone to hit the country in recorded history devastated partsRead more about Access to information critical for disasters and climate change[…]

EU Supports disaster relief in Marshall Islands

EU Supports disaster relief in Marshall Islands

Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands – An emergency response vehicle and 208 water tanks have been provided to the Republic of the Marshall Islands this week as part of ongoing support to boost emergency response efforts in the small Pacific Island nation. The timely gesture has been made possible through the European Union’s €19.37millionRead more about EU Supports disaster relief in Marshall Islands[…]