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
The OCHA Asia-Pacific Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot for 11-17 March focuses on Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu, dry conditions in South East Asia, King Tides in Marshall Islands and Degue Fever in Fiji and Vanuatu. Continue reading
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
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is located about 30 km west-northwest of Ambrym (population 7,275) and 70 km southeast of Malekula (22,902), and moving 12 km/h in a south-southeast direction.
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
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
The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) has supported the development of the Tongan Government’s TOP 28.4 million (US$15.1 million) three-month response plan to provide response and early recovery assistance to the affected people of Ha’apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian. Continue reading
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Pacific is deploying an information management and mapping specialist to Tonga to support the Government’s response following Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Tropical Cyclone Ian has left Tongan waters and all warnings and alerts have been cancelled. Immediate assessments and surveys of damage has been carried out. A chartered flight to Ha’apai departed with health, power, telecommunication, media and Red Cross personnel. Continue reading