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When disaster hits, solesolevaki fights back

Nabukelevu i-ra village located on the south western side of Kadavu with 120 households is nestled at the foot of Mount Washington and was awoken by thunder like sounds caused by a 5.3 magnitude…  


Strengthening Vanuatu’s Response to Natural Disasters

The Government of Japan and UNDP provided the Government of Vanuatu with critical equipment today, which can be deployed for rebuilding community infrastructure for people relocating to surrounding…  


Waste Management and Livelihoods Recovery Initiative in Vanuatu

On 13 March 2015, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam wreaked havoc over Vanuatu affecting about 188,000 people and left 11 dead out of an estimated total population of 272,000 on 23 islands. On March 15,…  


Post-Cyclone Livelihoods Recovery and Cash-for-Work

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported Post-Cyclone and Cash-for-Work project provided a temporary source of cash income in exchange for work related to debris clean-up, restoration…  


Enhancing livelihood recovery through food security in the aftermath of natural disasters in Fiji

The agriculture sector was hard hit by the floods in January and March 2012, and tropical Cyclone Evan in December. Significant social impact of the natural disasters was borne by the population at…  


Support to Disaster Recovery Efforts

The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. The most prevalent are cyclones, which account for 76% of reported disasters, followed by earthquakes, droughts and floods (World…  

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