Pacific prepares for El Niño

As the Pacific approaches its cyclone season, Pacific Island countries are also preparing themselves for warmer and wetter conditions caused by an El Niño.  In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Low supply, food aid delays in Vanuatu

The low supply of certain dry ration items from suppliers in the country is still hampering food distribution to Vanuatu cyclone-affected households.  The Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) is distributing

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Vanuatu ‘still struggling’ with cyclone aftermath

Save the Children says about half of Vanuatu’s population is still struggling to access safe drinking water and nutritious food in the wake of the Category Four cyclones Judy and Kevin, which hit the island nation in

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Australia and NZ sending cyclone relief to Vanuatu

Australia and New Zealand are sending humanitarian supplies to Vanuatu after the nation was hit by two cyclones within days of each other. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced the departure of a Royal New

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Cyclone Judy lashes Vanuatu as residents hunker down

Residents of Vanuatu are hunkering down as a cyclone barrels through the Pacific island nation. Authorities said there were power outages in some areas and many fallen trees and branches, but it was too early to assess

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500 Fijian families to sign up for parametric insurance cover

500 families in two maritime islands in Fiji will this month join the latest parametric insurance product trial, launched in October by Tower Insurance, the third local insurance provider to offer parametric insurance

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Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone outlook

Weather authorities anticipate 9-12 named Tropical Cyclones (TC) could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2021 and April 2022. The seasonal outlook is for normal to slightly above normal activity in

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