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Two years since Tonga Volcano Eruption - ongoing impact and learning

Posted on 18 January 2024

15 January marked two years since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption caused immense devastation to the Kingdom of Tonga. The biggest explosion of this kind in over 100 years, the eruption…
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UN Agencies launch Anticipatory Action Programme in Philippines

Posted on 11 January 2024

Last week, United Nations agencies in the Philippines established an ongoing Anticipatory Action (AA) Programme, aiming to protect at risk communities from typhoons before they hit.
More typhoons enter the Philippines’ area of…
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New insurance introduced in Samoa to aid natural disaster response

Posted on 20 October 2023

A new form of insurance has been launched by the Samoan Government to assist the population in responding to natural disasters. The insurance product was announced by La'auli Leuatea Polataivao, the Samoa…
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National Disaster Awareness Week commences in Fiji

Posted on 20 October 2023

This week is National Disaster Awareness Week (NDAW), with this year's theme being "Fighting Inequality for a Resilient Future".

An issue particularly relevant for the Pacific, the region is acknowledging the week through…
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Women's Resilience to Disasters Programme introduced in Solomon Islands

Posted on 31 May 2023

Last Friday, the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme was launched in the Solomon Islands as a collaboration between the Solomon Islands Government, Australia Aid and UN Women. The WRD Programme is…
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Kiribati government declares state of disaster from drought

Posted on 20 June 2022

The Kiribati government last week declared a state of disaster for the country due to drought. The declaration allows the government to coordinate an international response for those already being…
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