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Friday 13 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A severe Tropical Cyclone Pam that was upgraded to Category 5 early this morning is expected to hit Vanuatu tonight, Friday March 13 and emergency plans have been activated.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Hand washing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Thursday 4 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF's Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.
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Monday 5 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Suva, Fiji
Widespread coverage by Pacific immunisation programmes is a significant reason why deaths to children under the age of five have dramatically declined in the Pacific countries and territories. But there are still too many children who are not fully vaccinated and not only are they at risk, but they tend to be in groups who are susceptible to an outbreak, warns Dr Karen Allen, the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund in the Pacific, at the start of World Immunisation Week, today.
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sanitation coverage in the Pacific has shown only limited improvement since 1990 and open defecation is still widely practiced in Kiribati (37%) and the Solomon Islands (18%). Almost every day a Solomon Islander dies from a water, sanitation and hygiene related illness. By Dr. Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Premature birth of babies is the leading cause of death of newborn babies in the Pacific Islands, according to Dr Karen Allen, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF Pacific Representative in Suva, Fiji at the end of November.
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Thursday 9 August 2012
Bangkok, Thailand
Unacceptable physical abuse is causing long-term damage to the lives and futures of far too many children in East Asia and the Pacific, according to a report released by UNICEF, August 8.
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Monday 6 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop on the Convention on the Right of the Child held in Nuku'alofa last week aimed to help Tonga finalise its first country report on the rights of the child, 10 years after Tonga ratified the convention.
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