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Tropical Cyclone Harold and COVID-19: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The international aid response of the United Nations to TC [tropical cyclone] Harold is being coordinated by UNICEF [United Nations Children's Fund], whose staff are meeting with Vanuatu government officials. UNICEF is providing technical support for critical water and sanitation needs, as well as health, nutrition, and shelter response plans in Vanuatu and Fiji. However, due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] threat, the Government of Vanuatu is not allowing foreigners to enter the country, and is mandating that all humanitarian cargo undergo strict health protocols before being offloaded. While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated some nations, causing thousands of deaths, many of the tropical Pacific islands, including Tonga and Vanuatu, have been completely spared; as of 14 April, neither has any known cases of the disease. Other islands have had only a few; Fiji has just 16 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 14 April."

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