Vanuatu

DigitalGlobe: Community to help map damage in Vanuatu through Tomnod

Tomnod calls for crowdsourcing volunteers to help map Vanuatu (Image: Tomnod)

DigitalGlobe's Tomnod programme is asking its crowdsourcing volunteers to map the damage caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

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Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:18

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Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and Tuvalu

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Category 5 cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu on 13 and 14 March 2015, killing at least eleven people, causing serious damage to infrastructure and leaving debris across the capital. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), approximately 14,000 homes have been reported to be destroyed or damaged throughout the provinces of Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea, and 65,000 are in need of temporary shelter.

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Cyclone Pam

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TC-2015-000020-VUT

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Tuvalu, Vanuatu

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13/03/2015
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International Charter activated for Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Map showing potentially damaged zones in western Tanna Island, Vanuatu (Image: UNITAR/UNOSAT)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support response efforts in Vanutua with satellite-based maps.

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 08:41

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167
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Crowdsource mapping assistance for cyclone-struck Vanuatu

Within 24 hours, the HOT community more than doubled the amount of map data in OpenStreetMap (Image: HOT)

Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu last Friday, has affected more than 130,000 people, about half of the population of the country, according to UN estimations. Following a direct hit from the Category 5 storm, at least two deaths have been confirmed and over 30 injured people are being treated in the capital Port Vila.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 11:11

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Atlas of cities at risk from natural disasters published

2013 Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines (Image: DFID/ Henry Donati)

More than 50 percent of the most exposed cities in the world for natural disasters are located in Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh, according to a recent publication by the global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.

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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:22

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fiji Multi-Country Office

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization. It advocates for change and connects the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office covers 10 countries - Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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NASA satellite sees cyclone Jasmine heading for Vanuatu, New Caledonia

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over strengthening Tropical Storm Jasmine and noticed bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center as it heads toward Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

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Tue, 07/02/2012 - 15:32

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166
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Volcano in Vanuatu

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More than 300 people are evacuated from an island in the north of Vanuatu as gas and ash from Gaua volcanic eruptions were drifting on to 3 villages. Red Cross is mobilized to assist the evacuees.

Source: http://www.glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glide=18974.

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Volcano

GLIDEnumber: 

VO-2009-000253-VUT

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Vanuatu

Occurance Date: 

26/11/2009

Earthquake in Vanuatu

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A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Island of Tongoa on 29 May, damaging infrastructure and causing landslides.

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Earthquake in Vanuatu

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EQ-2009-000114-VUT

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Vanuatu

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29/05/2009

Flood in Vanuatu

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Recent rainfall caused floods and landslides severely affecting North Ambrym. Ten villages between Linbul and Ranvetlam, with an estimated population of 950 (239 households), were affected.

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Flood in Vanuatu

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FL-2009-000087-VUT

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Vanuatu

Occurance Date: 

15/04/2009

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