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 >>
Vanuatu: Humanitarian agencies support Tropical Cyclone...
9 April, 2014
Aid groups in Vanuatu are working alongside the Government to support the thousands of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Lusi that swept across five island provinces in mid-March.
Lusi swept through the northern and central provinces of Vanuatu as a Category 2 system between 9 and 12... Read More >>
WHS: “We need new solutions, new ways of responding, new...
14 February, 2014
The launch of a new World Humanitarian Summit website kicks off two years of intensive outreach in the lead up to the 2016 global gathering in Istanbul, Turkey.
The website – www.worldhumanitariansummit.org– marks an important public step in a process that seeks to redefine the... Read More >>
Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Ian strikes tiny Pacific nation
23 January, 2014
Tropical Cyclone Ian made landfall in northern Tonga on 11 January. It was the strongest storm ever recorded in Tongan waters.
Ian first appeared as a tropical depression between Fiji and Tonga on 6 January, and took five days to develop into a Category 5 system with winds of over 200km per... Read More >>