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The Project’s main objective is to contribute to the sustainability of economic growth by minimizing the damaging impact of the 2005 cyclones. It supports: the Government’s capacity to implement a comprehensive recovery action plan to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of the cyclones by financing additional and unforeseen recovery expenditures, prudent financial management of Government fiscal resources and continued adherence to the performance ratios under the 1998 Manila Agreement. Eligible...
On February 1, 2005, a poorly organized tropical disturbance formed to the west of the Northern Cook islands. Early the next day, RSMC Nadi reported that the overall organization of the disturbance had improved significantly with convection increasing and classified it as Tropical Depression 07F. However, the low-level circulation centre (LLCC) was exposed and displaced from the deep convection. Early on February 3, as the LLCC slipped under the deep convection, RSMC Nadi reported that the...
The Beehive Website, 7 February 2005. A category five cyclone causing widespread damage had been predicted. However early reports are that there has been no injury or loss of life, and that damage is not extensive in either the northern islands or on Rarotonga. The cyclone is due to pass near Mangaia, the only other inhabited island, in the early afternoon (NZT)
Guidelines for Estimating the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific A practical guide for estimating the direct, indirect and macroeconomic impacts of natural disasters, both in the short and long term, on development in the Pacific. A Toolkit for Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Disaster Risk Management Measures in the Pacific A practical tool for assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of disaster risk management measures consistently across the Pacific
Action to reduce risks from natural disasters must be at the centre of development policy
Pacific Warning confirmed destructive waves moving across the Pacific
A map showing the the travel time of a Tsunami to Suva
A map outlining large and shallow earthquakes that occur in the Fiji Region
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures are designed to protect livelihoods and the assets of communities and individuals from the impact of hazards by : Mitigation- reducing the frequency, scale, intensity and impact of hazards, Preparedness- strengthening the capacity of communities to withstand, respond to and recover from hazards, and of government, implementing partners and Concern to establish speedy and appropriate interventions when the communities’ capacities are overwhelmed, Advocacy...
A presentation on the application of warning system at a national and community level
A map showing the Tsunami sources in the New Guinea / Solomon Islands Region
A model showing the different stages of a Tsunami
A brief description of the Tsunami Runup Detector
A map of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Lessons to learn from when a Tsunami strikes
December 10 2005. The Volcano experts stated that the Ambae volcano activity status still remains at level 2. The level of activity remains the same moderate and they have not seen any change
On 27 November, a volcano erupted on Ambae island, situated north of a central chain of islands in the Vanuatu archipelagos known for their active volcanoes. There have been no casualties so far, but ash spewed forth by the volcano has blanketed houses and food crops. The provincial centre reports that a total of 8,163 villagers live in high-risk areas near the volcano classified as the red zone (see annex for a map of the various zones)with 3,607 of them living west of Ambae island, 1,390 in...
This Bulletin (no. 01/2005) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time. The government of Vanuatu has declared the island a disaster zone, and communities in highrisk areas have started to relocate to safe areas. Two ships are on standby near the coast in case a rapid evacuation would be required. The on the ground...
This report describes the findings of a research project examining the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific, which was undertaken between October 2004 and April 2005
On 27th November 2005, Mt. Ambae volcano on Ambae island Vanuatu, erupted for the first time since 1995 affecting 5000 people in 12-15 nearby settlements