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  • Feb 22, 2016

    As part of the Pacific Humanitarian Team, UNDP is in discussions with partners to respond to urgent recovery needs as identified by the Fijian Government, said Osnat Lubrani, UNDP Resident Representative.

  • UNDP Supports Tuvalu Acquire Vessel
    Jan 13, 2016

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recently supported the Government of Tuvalu to procure a 30 meter vessel. The Talamoana is designed to carry up to 15 persons and will be used by the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) 2 Project to transport expert teams as well as essential equipment to the outer islands.

  • Rising as resilient and sustainable farmers with efforts and opportunities
    Dec 16, 2015

    Looking over the farm, which she recently cleared after harvests of eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, corns, and other vegetables several times this year, Faimun Nisha reflected how she and her group members have gone through some challenging moments and braved the sun and rain to get to where they are now.

  • Reviving the coffee industry on Tanna Island
    Nov 13, 2015

    Coffee is one of the main sources of livelihood for the people of Tanna Island. Home to one of the Pacific’s few active volcanoes, Yasur, its rich soils, abundant sunshine and rainfall, makes Tanna one of the best places in the Pacific to grow coffee. But the events of 13 March, resulted in the destruction of this delicate plant, as Tropical Cyclone Pam swept across the archipelago.

  • Emergency employment gives hope to communities affected by Cyclone Pam
    Nov 12, 2015

    Lilly Tupas lives in the Etas area with her husband and son, and runs a small shop, which is located near the Buoffa Landfill on the outskirts of Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital. During Tropical Cyclone Pam, her shop was destroyed and she lost everything. Months on she has since rebuilt and restocked her shop and is back in business.

  • Fallen trees to new homes for the people of Tanna Island
    Oct 20, 2015

    Christopher Nipo and his young family are slowly rebuilding after having suffered the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. They lost all their belongings when their home was blown away during the Cyclone, followed by a fire months later to their bush (outdoor) kitchen, which stored cement and the thatched roof for a new home.

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