CERF: 3 things you need to know
12 December, 2014
As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide grows, humanitarian agencies will again rely on resources from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to crises in 2015.
CERF will hold its annual pledging conference on 17 December in New York. The aim is... Read More >>
Fiji: Building resilience in the face of climate change
11 September, 2014
Increasingly severe weather patterns and rising sea levels have seen Fiji become the first country in the Pacific to relocate communities because of climate change.
Joana Tuisowaqa has lived in Narikoso village on Ono Island for 25 years. She says that, in the past five years, there has... Read More >>
Humanitarian Data: OCHA launches ground-breaking data...
15 July, 2014
It is a universal consensus that data saves lives. Data provides the humanitarian community with short and long term solutions to provide vulnerable communities with the help they need, when they need it.
Collecting and managing data, particularly in the onset of a humanitarian crisis,... Read More >>
Interview: “Even small disasters can overwhelm small-island...
13 May, 2014
Ms. Osnat Lubrani is the United Nations Resident Coordinator of the UN multi-country office in Fiji. The office covers 10 Pacific Island countries: Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Ms. Lubrani is... Read More >>
Solomon Islands: Worst flooding in history
30 April, 2014
Heavy rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Ita in early April caused some of the worst flash flooding in the history of the Solomon Islands. The rains caused river systems to overflow, sending torrents of brown water through the capital Honiara and villages across Guadalcanal Province.
Homes... Read More >>