Impending Disasters in Fiji
The Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, recently stated they are entering a “frightening new era.” He stated, Fiji was at "an almost constant level of threat from extreme weather events."
Fiji is a nation made up of over 300 islands and faces risks of many disasters such as cyclones, flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes and droughts. According to the World Risk Report, the Pacific region is amongst the most vulnerable to disasters.
The threat of extreme weather has intensified from climate change, putting Pacific Region nations at a serious threat of future disasters. In 2016, Cyclone Winston killed 44 people. The widespread makeup of the country makes it complicated for traditional humanitarian responses.
Field Ready is looking into setting up programs in Fiji on behalf of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP). Given the number of disasters expected in the region, we plan to respond and aid recovery as well as use the country as a hub for responses in surrounding nations.