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  • 09
  • Apr

TV3 - Nearly four weeks ago an unwanted visitor - Cyclone Pam - arrived in Vanuatu, killing 11 people and devastating livelihoods.

  • 09
  • Apr

RNZI - The Vanuatu government says it is pleased with Russia's offer of assistance with the relief effort after cyclone Pam and says it has asked Russia to assist in the reconstruction phase of the recovery, RNZI reports.

  • 07
  • Apr

RNZI - The leader of the United Nations Disaster Assessment Co-ordination team in Vanuatu says authorities are now moving into a second phase of assessment for the country's long-term recovery after cyclone Pam.

  • 07
  • Apr

POST COURIER - Papua New Guinea's National Fisheries Authority (NFA) has been receiving a lot of good response from corporate agencies and partners in the industry to sponsor the upcoming Pacific Tuna Forum to be held in Fiji.

  • 01
  • Apr

Tokyo, Japan – The Government of Japan has pledged US$600,000 to UNICEF to assist children and families affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

  • 01
  • Apr

Suva, Fjii – Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.

  • 26
  • Mar

Suva / Geneva: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) yesterday launched an international appeal for 5.7 million Swiss francs to assist 81,000 people across five Pacific Nations - Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea – all of which have been badly affected by Cyclone Pam and other tropical storms (Cyclone Nathan and Tropical Storm Bavi) that have swept across the region in the past ten days.

  • 26
  • Mar

ABC - A joint fundraising effort by the Australian Red Cross and the ABC has raised more than $2 million (US$1.5 million) for Vanuatu's Cyclone Pam relief appeal.

  • 26
  • Mar

A new global disaster risk governance study has identified the Pacific as a priority area.

  • 26
  • Mar

ANZ on Wednesday announced that it will waive fees for International Money Transfers into Vanuatu, as relief efforts continue following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  • 25
  • Mar

The tenth round of the PACER Plus trade negotiations due to be held this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu has been postponed due to the damaging effects of Cyclone Pam, which slammed the country fortnight ago.

  • 18
  • Mar

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing initial assistance to support the government and people of Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam caused deaths and widespread damage across the South Pacific archipelago over the weekend, ADB President Takehiko Nakao announced yesterday.