Pacific: Humanitarians prepare for more extreme weather...
14 November, 2013
8 November 2013, Kayangel, Palau: Super Typhoon Haiyan swept across Palau during the early hours of 7 November. Its centre passed about 15 km north of Kayangel, the northernmost state of the archipelago. Credit: Office of the President, Republic of Palau
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Pacific: New technology changing disaster response
14 October, 2013
September 2013, Suva, Fiji: Mobile phones are changing the face of disaster response in the Pacific. It is estimated that more than 60 per cent of people have access to a mobile phone, with this number climbing to close to 80 per cent in countries such as Fiji, Samoa and... Read More >>
Pacific: Disaster simulation boosts readiness across three...
3 October, 2013
September 2013, Tonga: A map from a recent disaster simulation exercise in Tonga, showing an area 'affected' by a mock disaster. The simulation - the first in the Pacific to involve multiple countries - was organized to test disaster readiness. Credit: WFP
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Fiji: Suva launches global humanitarian campaign
20 August, 2013
19 August, Suva, Fiji: UNICEF Youth Volunteers - (l-r) Marica, Elenoa, Jone and Sereana - getting ready to spread the message of WHD in Suva, Fiji - the first city in the world to celebrate World Humanitarian Day. Credit: OCHA/Tai Lund
“The World Needs More__” an innovative,... Read More >>
World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words...
18 August, 2013
16 August, Los Angeles: A World Humanitarian Day blimp in front of the iconic 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles. This year, the UN and its partners are asking people what they think the world needs more of. Credit: 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce/Marshall Douglis
The UN and... Read More >>