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21/5/1986. UNDRO situation reports 1 - 8 TC Namu, 1986. Tropical Cyclone Namu, struck with wind force between 90 and 120 knots in Solomon Islands. Widespread flooding, wind damage occurred particularly in Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira, Rennel and Bellona. Malaita, the Country's most populous island, with 65,000 inhabitants was the worst affected. Up to 90,000 people were reported as homeless in the wake of cyclone
Cyclone Namu will always be remembered by Solomon Islanders because it represented the first natural disaster in the country that caused such a heavy loss of life and property. It will also be remembered for the many generous acts performed by the people of the country as well as by overseas friends in terms of donations and relief supplies. The effects of Cyclone Namu cannot be overestimated as it shattered not only the economic plans of the Government but also the dreams and livelihood of...
The disaster preparedness consultancy was undertaken to assist the government of Vanuatu on the construction of the National Disaster Preparedness plan and to advice the government on a programme of training for all officials having a role to play in disaster relief and reconstruction
An efficient relief system is however not enough, it has highlighted that attention must be directed to stepping up programmes of assistance in disaster prevention and preparedness. The progressive reduction of losses by disaster prevention measures and a growing capacity to respond internally are more important in the long term to the developing countries in the South Pacific
The purpose of the DSO (Disaster Support Organisation) disaster plan was to define the action to be taken by NGOs to deal with disasters in Western Samoa
The purpose of the plan was to define the action taken for dealing with disasters in Western Samoa
Paper presented at the AODRO Non-Government Organisation seminar held in Sydney 4 August 1986. Representatives from Australian, Pacific and International non-governmental and governmental agencies disaster research institutes and disaster management services and representatives from disaster-Impacted countries addressed and/or attended the meeting. Highlight Case study of cyclone Isaac, in Tonga. The destructive effect of the cyclone and the Foreign Aid relief success
In September 1946 Niuafo'ou Island, a Tongan outlier, erupted for the tenth recorded time in a little over a century. No-one died, no-one was even reported injured. The main casualty of the eruption was the capital village of Angaha, where government buildings, stores and supplies were obliterated, and government officers and other local residents, including noble Fotofili, were dispossessed of their homes and property
The country profile of Tonga provide baseline country data in support of the planning and relief operations of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). the information provided will also be useful to others in the disaster assistance and development communities. Every effort is made to obtain current, reliable data
The Southeastern 350-km stretch of the Solomon Islands trench that lies adjacent to the islands of Guadalcanal and San Cristobal has been the site of more than 10 large earthquakes during the last 20 years. An unusual characteristic of large earthquakes in this region is that they commonly occur as multiplets (Lay and Kanamori, 1980): two or more earthquakes of about equal size spaced closely in space and time. The primary purpose of the study was to determine the source characteristics of...
The aim of the survey were to assess the damage to housing, gardens, cash crops and agricultural and other infrastructure owned by smallholders in rural areas and the immediate and longer term rehabilitation needs of villages in affected areas
The purpose of this bibliography is to list references to observations of volcanic activity and volcanoes made in Papua New Guinea before 1944. This choice of year is somewhat arbitrary, but we have selected the time of the last reported Rabaul eruption, in December 1943 (Kizawa, 1951), as the most suitable cut-off point