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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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Men’s involvement key to achieving gender equality

Women must partner with men to eliminate the cultural barriers to achieving gender equality, according to Fiji’s first woman Speaker of Parliament.

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Pacific region issues clear and strong message on climate change

With four of the world’s 10 most disaster-prone countries located in the Pacific, the region is making sure its concerns about climate change are being heard globally.

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Fiji: the Organic Island

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific that faces unique economic and environmental challenges.

In response to these challenges, an island in Fiji called Cicia has made an unusual decision to secure its future.

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Ban welcomes start of constitution-making process in Fiji

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed last week’s announcement in Fiji of the start of a constitution-making process, saying it was an important step towards the country’s return to constitutional order.

As floods continue in Fiji, UN stresses need to boost preventive measures

The United Nations disaster risk reduction agency stressed today the need to boost preventive measures in Fiji, as heavy rains are predicted to occur more frequently in the archipelago nation, which has been ravaged by severe floods over the past week.