Faster response to disaster-impacted areas will rely on new software, which was released for training at Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture in Suva, on 25 May. The software, part of a global initiative by UNOCHA, will be used across the Pacific and in Fiji to reduce the impact of disaster on agriculture and food security.
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Results for disaster preparedness
Monday 20 June 2016
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
Tuesday 2 July 2013
People living in the Pacific region should be concerned over the threat of natural disasters, said Margareta Wahlström, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, who is visiting Tonga. "The awareness level is high but it is the action that counts and what happens next. The major challenge is how to quickly get the understanding fully enforced into the society so it could become more resilient, better informed and thinks long term," she said. By Linny Folau