Tag Archives: Tropical Cyclone

Over 40% of Fiji’s children affected by Cyclone Winston, as school year begins

More than a week has passed since Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The latest data indicates that an estimated 347,000 people (40% of the country’s total population), including 120,000 children, are directly impacted by the second-strongest storm to ever make landfall (second only to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines). Continue reading

OCHA Flash Update on Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu (12 March)

TC Lusi is now moving away from Vanuatu and is located approximately 265 km northeast of Aneityum and 280 km east of Erromango. The cyclone has intensified to a Category 3 system and is heading in a south-southeast direction at 20 km/h. Tafea is the only province under cyclone alert at this time. Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Weekly Humanitarian Snapshot

The OCHA Asia-Pacific Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot for 4-10 March focuses on flooding in Papua New Guinea, king tides affecting the Marshall Islands and Kiribati, Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu, the dengue fever outbreak in Fiji and the Tropical Storm Gillian in Australia.  Continue reading

OCHA Flash Update Vanuatu: Tropical Cyclone Lusi (10 March 2014)

This is the first OCHA Flash Update on Tropical Cyclone Lusi (Category 1) located approximately 60 km northeast of Santo and 90 km south-southwest of the Banks Islands. The system is moving at 10 km/h in a south-southeast direction with winds estimated at 85 km/h near its centre. Continue reading