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Detainees on Pacific island “completely without hope”

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Detainees on Pacific island “completely without hope”

Migrants and refugees being held on the Pacific island of Nauru are “completely without hope” according to the regional head of the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

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Fiji: UN warns of flooding as cyclone-battered country braces for another storm

Less than two months after Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji, the country is bracing for the impact of another storm, the United Nations relief aid office said today.

In boost to relief effort, UN-chartered jet brings life-saving supplies to Fiji

A large plane carrying life-saving supplies arrived in Fiji on Monday, in a big boost to the United Nations emergency response to Cyclone Winston, one of the strongest storms in history.

Lacking basic necessities, Fiji's children 'at risk' after Cyclone Winston – UNICEF

More than a week after a devastating tropical storm ripped through Fiji, some 40 per cent of the islands' children are “at risk,” with many living without safe drinking water, power or a roof over their heads, the United Nations children's agency says.

Fiji: UNICEF steps up response as 'full picture' of Cyclone Winston's impact becomes clearer

As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be badly affected.

Fiji praised for disaster prevention measures ahead of killer cyclone

Fiji sustained terrible loss of life from Cyclone Winston, but it could have been much worse without the preventative measures taken before the storm hit, UN disaster relief experts said on Monday.

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