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These projects are partially, or in some cases, fully funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GEF forges international cooperation and finances actions to address four critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, degradation of international waters, and ozone depletion
Until recently, dengue fever has not been taken seriously in the Solomon Islands. A cabinet paper on vector-borne disease policy, which includes dengue fever and malaria, was passed by the government only in March 2001. A retrospective study and literature search by Andrew Darcy et al.1 showed circulation of dengue fever in the country every 10 years. As this year is about 10 years after the last outbreak, it should be expected that another outbreak is possible. Unfortunately, due to the...
The CHARM guidelines have been developed as part of the SOPAC - Disaster Management Unit support program to assist Pacific Island Countries in their endeavors to enhance community resilience towards long - term sustainable development [! big file size, 10MB !]
This working paper aims to present an original approach to estimating the macroeconomic and poverty impacts of catastrophes for planning purposes. By incorporating disasters as a component of macroeconomic projections, effective planning options at the country and international level can be more fully explored
Tonga Islands, about 28 kms northwest of Hunga Island in the Vava’u Group at latitude 18o19.48’South, longitude 174o21.92’West (Figure. 1). This volcanic centre forms part of the Tofua Volcanic Arc (TVA). Richard (1962) and Simkin and Seibert (1994) do not include entries for this volcanic centre, however, Taylor and Ewart (1997) indicate that a number of submarine structures are present in the area between Late and Fonualei
The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and is an agreement to focus particularly on the worldwide conditions that pose severe threats to the sustainable development of our people, which include: chronic hunger; malnutrition; foreign occupation; armed conflict; illicit drug problems; organized crime; corruption; natural disasters; illicit arms trafficking; trafficking in persons; terrorism; intolerance and incitement to...
A checklist of work to be done in a relief operation
Program for the National disaster awareness week 2002
The intent of this discussion paper is to foster broadly based consultation between the ADB, the Government and civil society for the purpose of developing a supportive and appropiate to ensuring equitable growth and hardship allevation in Vanuatu
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of trilateral disaster relief arrangements in the Pacific (FRANZ), representatives of Australia, France and New Zealand met to review progress to date and examine ways to further strengthen their cooperation
Profile. The Fiji Red Cross (FRC) is acknowledged within the country as possibly the largest and most active nongovernmental organization, but works hand in hand with the government in its mission to relieve human suffering wherever possible.
A workshop based on the findings and study of Dr Shane Cronin on volcanic hazards, specifically on the islands of Taveuni, Koro, Rotuma and Kadavu. Workshop for Central and Eastern Divisions Government Officials ; 25 - 26 September 2000
A Fiji Red Cross Society Guide explaining how to manage a disaster container when and after a disaster strikes
The main aim of this document is to outline where to from here for the mitigation of earthquake and tsunami risk in the Suva area
This report aims to outline, with a minimum of terminology, the background behind determination of the earthquake hazard and risk that the city of Suva is subject to
The main aim of this document is to outline where to from here, for the mitigation of earthquake and tsunami risk in the Suva area
On December 8, 2002 early morning Typhoon Pongsona came into the range of the Andersen Air Force Base (Guam) Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D), which indicated that the typhoon was continuing to move on a track toward Rota and Guam. Pongsona was one of the worst typhoons to strike Guam in recent history. Estimating the intensity was a difficult task since nearly all instrumentation had failed
On July 5, 2002, starting at about 8 a.m., the southern half of the eye of Typhoon Chata’an passed directly over the northern part of the island of Guam. Data collected on Guam indicate that the typhoon had sustained winds of 85 to 90 miles per hour with gusts of up to 115 mi/hr (Charles Guard, National Weather Service, 2003). Storm rainfall totals exceeded 21 inches over the mountainous areas in south-central Guam ; Fact Sheet 061-03
The following paragraphs summarize the meteorological and hydrological aspects of Chataan’s passage through Micronesia. For Guam, the information is used to make a determination of the most likely intensity of Typhoon Chataan as it crossed the island
The Tsunami Society publishes this journal to increase and disseminate knowledge about tsunamis and their hazards