Pacific development programme

Our development work in the Pacific involves training emergency response teams in first aid, reducing the impacts of climate change and more.

Our current activities

  1. Providing funding to support core activities within five Pacific Island national societies.
  2. Maintaining funding, technical and training support for telecommunications project in ten Pacific Island national societies.
  3. Working on a partnership with the Niue Government to provide disaster relief supplies to the country.
  4. Providing financial, material and technical assistance to commercial and community-based First Aid programmes in 10 Pacific Island national societies.

Building resilience in the Pacific

The Pacific region is one of the most disaster prone regions in the world with high exposure to cyclones, tsunamis, floods and droughts. When hit by a disaster Pacific Island countries have limited human and financial resources to support recovery.

Pacific Island countries face common challenges including limited land resources, unemployment and a relatively small population. Developing industries are often concentrated in low-lying coastal regions threatened by rising ocean temperatures and sea levels. We work with these national societies to help build their capacity in disaster prevention.

We are committed to sustainable programmes. This involves working within and supporting existing structures, systems and process with a view to building greater capacity and financial independence.

Our approach involves supporting Pacific Island national societies to deliver a range of training in communities and schools on initiatives such as first aid, water and sanitation, climate change adaptation, health and low cost disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Key outcomes:

  1. Growth in Red Cross services for vulnerable people in the Pacific.
  2. Alleviation of suffering through strengthened Pacific and global humanitarian action.
  3. Increased resilience of affected populations through access to recovery support.