Cyclone Harold: Aerial footage shows destruction across Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Harold lashed the South Pacific island of Vanuatu , ripping off roofs and downing telecommunications, before moving towards Fiji and Tonga. The powerful cyclone made landfall on Monday in Sana province, an island north of Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, with winds as high as 235 kilometres an hour. Aerial videos showed buildings with … Read more Cyclone Harold: Aerial footage shows destruction across Vanuatu

Covid-19 Pacific Update for April 8

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COVID-19 & Job Loss – 195 million jobs expected to be wiped out in second quarter of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis. The COVID-19 crisis is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 … Read more COVID-19 & Job Loss – 195 million jobs expected to be wiped out in second quarter of 2020

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A powerful cyclone has torn through the pacific killing five people who were swept from a ferry in the Solomon sea. Tens of thousands of people are now Hunkering down in Vanuatu. They’ve been forced to abandon social-distancing practices in the face of the category-five storm. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-06/vanuatu-cyclone-harold-coronavirus-measures-suspended/12124640 For more from ABC News, … Read more YT Vanuatu0604

Foreign farm worker visas extended in bid to protect food supply amid pandemic | ABC News

The Federal Government has moved to protect Australia’s food supply by allowing foreign farm workers to extend their visas for a year. Growers who rely on backpackers and Pacific island workers to plant, pick and pack the nation’s food and fibre have welcomed the decision. It will allow workers with permits to cross otherwise closed … Read more Foreign farm worker visas extended in bid to protect food supply amid pandemic | ABC News