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  • 14
  • Apr

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-­‐led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.

  • 12
  • Apr

West Papua must be given full membership at the Melanesian Spearhead Group, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.

  • 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.