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We were fortunate to hear from Masi Latianara at a recent Global Webinar. As National Director of @Habitat_org #Fiji, he shared challenges the organisation faces due to climate change.

Explore his thoughts in the below thread. ⬇️

Discover other webinars: australianvolunteers.com/partner-organi…
"In the last 20 years, we’ve experienced an increase in cyclones in Fiji, which is one of the most threatened locations of the pacific region."
"The regularity & severity of cyclones has increased & the gov't & communities struggle to keep up, particularly in terms of enough suitable housing."
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Genug #Tsunami für mich für heute.
Status von #Tonga weiterhin unklar.

Wellenhöhen für Korallen- und Tasmansee passen zu Simulationen. Beständige Wellenhöhen (~1m) in
großer Distanz. #California und #Japan werfen jedoch Fragen auf. Dafür zu niedrig auf #Samoa & #Fiji.
Vermutung liegt auf teilweise oder vollständigem #Caldera collapse.

Eventuell erst partieller Hangrutsch, danach Kollaps (beides weitestgehend unter Wasser).

Klare Daten kann man erst in Tagen erwarten.
Bekannt ist, dass es auf vielen Inseln im näheren Umfeld zu Schäden gekommen ist, teilweise aber in 1000en Kilometern Entfernung. Gerade letzteres braucht umfassende Analyse.

Normalerweise verlieren derartige Wellen schnell an Energie, außer sie sind besonders ausgedehnt.
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#Tonga 🇹🇴🌋
Resumen de actividad 🧵👇

El volcán #HungaTongaHungaHaapai se encuentra a 67km al noroeste de la capital #Nukualofa, es parte de una caldera submarina dentro del arco volcánico de Tonga-Kermadec que se extiende desde desde #NuevaZelanda hasta a #Fiji.
Hasta finales del 2014, inicios del 2015 en esta zona del Océano Pacífico existían dos islas (#HungaTonga y #HungaHaapai), las cuales se unieron después de una serie de erupciones masivas.
Históricamente a estas islas los tonganos le denominaban "saltan de un lado a otro", por la recurrencia de los sismos en la zona y las erupciones submarinas recurrentes.
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Incredible satellite footage of the volcanic eruption in #Tonga ..

#Tsunami alert going on currently as well and footage showing it’s already started hitting some islands.. crazy🤯

Mother Nature is undefeated 🌊💨
Praying for everyone being affected by this..

Cannot imagine seeing this with my own eyes.

*not my footage*
#Volcano #Tonga #HungaTonga #HungaTongaHungaHaapai #underwater #Tsunami #Tonga #Oceania #MotherNature
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NEW RESEARCH:

-- Vaccinating the Pacific --

By @AlexandreDayant - projecting #Covid19 vaccination rates and timelines for 14 countries across the Pacific Islands region.

pacificvaccination.lowyinstitute.org
The research reveals a region divided. Countries in the Northern Pacific have benefitted from the United States' vaccine rollout, and small island nations have been quick to take advantage of supply to reach high coverage rates.
But countries in Melanesia are lagging behind, with #SolomonIslands, #Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea expected to reach less than 20 percent of their population by the end of 2022. #PNG is projected to reach only 35 percent coverage by 2026.
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1/ In one corner of the #COP26 forest, we launched a joint statement committing signatories to end international public #fossilfuelfinance by the Dec 2022 and to prioritise $ for the #cleanenergytransition.
ukcop26.org/statement-on-i…
2/ This should shift $24bn that has been going into international public support and subsidy for fossil fuels into clean energy. Critically, this will leverage and redirect many $billions more in private finance, delivering clean power to markets around the world...
3/ It's an #inclusive agenda. It’s not just rich nations, but also emerging economies - signalling they want cheap clean power, and to create jobs & investment and avoid #strandedassets. #Gabon #Zambia #Gambia #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #Fiji #MarshallIslands #SriLanka #ElSalvador...
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Nothing to see here, move along.

Vietnam
Before C19Vax: 35 deaths
Since C19Vax: 21381 deaths
Thailand
Before C19Vax: 83 deaths
Since C19Vax: 18403 deaths
Tanzania
Before C19Vax: 21 deaths
Since C19Vax: 703 deaths
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To #Fiji petty patriarchs... Stop it. Stop the noise, frightening calls, drunkenness, petty fights, violence against members of your household.

Most of all, stop doing it all and coming on social media being like 'God is my number one'.

NO. STOP IT.
IN FIJI WE HAVE AMONG THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA RATES OF GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.
On behalf of survivors & those who help brave survivors pick up pieces of brave lives after your cowardly, entitled violence- A hearty FUCK YOU. (I don't usually swear on SM but...)

Yes, worse in COVID19.
Yes, people already angry & hurt
AND YOU MAKE IT WORSE. STOP IT.
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The Fijians on Bougainville
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The First Commando #Fiji Guerrillas had so impressed the American South Pacific Command while fighting in 1942-43 in the Central Solomons that Fijian Commandos and a Fijian Battalion were requested to join them on Bougainville in late 1943.
Dec 1943: When XIV Corps took over the Torokina base from the 3rd US Marines, Maj-Gen Oscar Griswold was concerned about the inability of his raw units to gather intelligence in the harsh tropical conditions.
He’d seen the “Pacific Scouts” in action in the early Solomons actions.
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Due to the Fijians’ clearly superior jungle skills, they were given scouting and harassment roles behind enemy lines in the dense wooded hills.
Aerial surveillance was inadequate so the Fijians sought out enemy locations on long patrols, frequently skirmishing with the enemy.
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"#SouthKorea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases."

reuters.com/world/asia-pac… Image
#USA: "Twenty-four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in Covid-19 cases over the past week"

axios.com/covid-surge-us… Image
"#Russia on Saturday reported 752 coronavirus-related deaths, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic began"

reuters.com/world/russia-r… Image
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#India: "Delhi reported a surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Tuesday"

hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-n… Image
#Indonesia: '"on the edge of a COVID-19 catastrophe" as the country navigates an uptick in the number of infections'

newsweek.com/red-cross-warn… Image
#Australia: "The Greater Darwin region has confirmed it is dealing with an outbreak of the Delta variant, a strain which experts warn is more infectious but "manageable" with the right restrictions."

abc.net.au/news/2021-06-2… Image
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"First of all, I would like to thank Your Excellency Dasho Dechen Wangmo for your leadership this week as President of the #WHA74"-@DrTedros
"I would also like to thank the Chair of Committee A, Dr Adriana Amarilla of #Paraguay, and the Chair of Committee B, Dr Iferemi Waqainabete of #Fiji. Thank you both for your leadership this week"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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A thread for those interested in getting groceries for loved ones, a few outlets have online shopping available. #TeamFiji #Fiji

1. New World IGA Supermarkets

newworld.com.fj/shop/
2. CJS Supermarket

cjssupermarket.com.fj/store/
3. RB Patel Supermarkets

rbpatel.com.fj
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🔴TODAY

The Human Rights Council opens its 46th regular session with:
🔹 statements from governments and inter-governmental organizations
🔹a discussion on racism and #COVID19

🕘09:00 CET

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
President of the Human Rights Council Nazhat Shameem Khan opens the 46th regular session - the first to take place almost entirely virtually - running until 23 March.

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
President of the United Nations General Assembly @volkan_bozkir addresses the Human Rights Council.

"Sustainable development and human rights are symbiotic," he says.

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
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#Tsunami up to a meter in height above tide levels possible for some coasts of #Fiji, #New Zealand and #Vanuatu, warns @NWS_PTWC following a M7.7 #quake. tsunami.gov Image
“Tsunami waves have been observed,” according to @NWS_PTWC.
Update: Hazardous #tsunami waves possible within 1000km of the #quake epicenter along the coasts of #Fiji, #NewCaledonia and #Vanuatu, according to @NWS_PTWC.
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BREAKING🚨🚨

A MASSIVE 7.9 EARTHQUAKE HIT SOUTH OF LOYALTIY ISLAND. A TSUNAMI WARNING IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.9 Loyalty Islands Region 0520PST Feb 10: Event is being reviewed to determine threat to CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK
perviouse a 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake hit minuts before.
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#Fiji #Suva #CycloneYasa

A state of natural disaster has been declared for 30 days in Fiji as emergency services scrambled to provide food and clothing to the worst affected areas. As 24,000 people got evacuated alone 16,113 are unable to return due to the damege. ImageImageImageImage
The category 5 cyclone Yasa did directly hit the second largest island Vannua Levu leaving massiv destruction. The Air Force of New Zeeland conducted flights over the area to review te damege. Widespread floodings and landslides are reported.
A minimum of 93,000 people are effected. The numbers of casualties will very likely increase in the next few hours. Connection to the Lau islands were cut threw the storm.
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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The greatest threat to the world’s oceans and all denizens of the deep is Not plastic, or climate change, or ignorance of sharks. The Chinese Communist Party paramilitary fishing fleet has invaded the globe Image
and they are wreaking havoc and destruction, while stealing everything possible, including minerals from adjoining lands. They have sellout minions who distract from this with a host of minor conservation missions that suck up well intended activists,
and the money of people who thought they were helping. With control of media the real story is fully censored for locals in many places. Any real ocean lover, activist, educator, or conservationist will stand for this cause. The rest will sit down, for the CCP.
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Bula! To understand how limited, patriarchal & colonial existing narratives around Girmit have been, the first step would be to put down your “Peasants in the Pacific,” “Tears in Paradise,” “The Violence of Indenture,” & other books we’ll name later. Naka #fiji #girmit
The problem with how Girmit has been told [Image 1 description: pink background with blue circle & image of hand with machete and a yellow circle & image of gaana. Text in black reads: The problem with how Girmit has been told:]
Girmit is seen as a niche area of research due to how invisible it is as a history. This has allowed for white savior and upper-caste academics to get more clout [Image 2 description: pink background with blue circle & image of hand with machete and a yellow circle & image of gaana. Text in black  reads: Girmit is seen as a niche area of research due to how invisible it is as a history. This has allowed for white savior and upper-caste academics to get more clout]
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thread: Where does the term "Girmit" come from?

#girmit #girmitiya #fiji #indenturedlabours #indofijian #coolie

[Image 1 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: Where does the term Girmit come from] Image
[Image 2 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: The term Girmit comes from indentured labour as a way to pronounce the English word agreement] Image
[Image 3 description: yellow background with dalo (taro) leaves and ganna (sugarcane). Text in pink reads: The majority of our Girmit ancestors could not speak or write english and the “contract” or agreement became known as Girmit] Image
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO ow.ly/ZLYi50zccSJ
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021? imf.org/~/media/Files/… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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On this #WorldHealthDay, with the world in a global health crisis, it is timely to think about embracing a whole of systems approach to management #PlanetaryHealth #OneHealth #EcoHealth #EarthStrong @wishfiji @EcoHealth13 medium.com/@WCS/better-en…
Managing for ecosystem integrity and stopping trade in wildlife is essential for protecting the world against future pandemics and spread of emerging infectious disease #PlanetaryHealth #OneHealth #EcoHealth @TheWCS
In #Fiji, partners from @wcsfiji @FNUFiji @EdithCowanUni @Sydney_Uni are collaborating through the Watershed Interventions for Systems Health (WISH Fiji) initiative to reduce water-related disease risk and improve environmental health @wishfiji @arishma_narayan
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