Fiji Humanitarian Emergency

A woman with her newborn daughter in a health clinic.
UNFPA/Ariela Zibiah

Fiji is highly susceptible to natural disasters, particularly cyclones, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and drought. Annually, powerful storms result in the destruction of homes and severe damage to the country's health infrastructure. Other El Nino-related phenomena, such as drought, have further impacted the island nation's population. In times of crisis, maternal and infant mortality and gender-based violence tend to increase due to heightened stress and an inability to access life-saving treatment and other health services. UNFPA's assistance in emergency settings focuses on providing sexual and reproductive health services and preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 0.9 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.