Country: Vanuatu

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in VanuatuDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/vutRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Vanuatu

Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Coalition-building in Coastal Cities

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in collaboration with the IFRC and American Red Cross has received an award from USAID/OFDA to design and test a set of tools and services to assist Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies and their partners to create effective city coalitions on community resilience, targeting climate smart resilience …

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Linking seasonal forecasts with disaster preparedness in the Pacific: from information to action

This new ‘Seasonal Rainfall Watch’ publication encourages Red Cross disaster managers to use seasonal forecasts for preparedness in the Pacific, helps them prepare for and respond to disasters and manage droughts and prolonged wet spells. Bureau of Meteorology, Australia – gov; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), 2015 Linking seasonal forecasts …

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Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change

The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves, limited support and interest has been forthcoming from external sources. This …

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On the Front Line of Climate Change and Displacement: Learning From and With Pacific Island Countries

The Pacific Island countries are internationally regarded as a barometer for the early impacts of climate change. Their geophysical characteristics, demographic patterns and location in the Pacific Ocean make them particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Small Island Developing States, a UN-established category which includes most Pacific Island countries, are characterized by a …

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Pacific Island Countries – Energy Sector

The Governments of Italy and Austria are implementing a wide range of energy and climate change related projects in 12 Pacific Island Countries with the overall goal of supporting sustainable development initiatives on islands. Six of these energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are being implemented by IUCN in Tonga, Palau, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Samoa …

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