Each year, the Pacific braces for cyclone season, which occurs between November to April. Between November 2020 and April 2021 alone, 10 tropical cyclones are predicted to occur in the Southwest Pacific Basin.
Tropical cyclones have the potential to cause mass devastation to families and communities across the Pacific. In 2016 Cyclone Winston damaged or destroyed 30,000 homes in Fiji alone, and in April 2020 Cyclone Harold caused widespread devastation to homes and families across the Pacific.
Habitat for Humanity do more than simply rebuild homes after disaster strikes. Through development programmes such as our Build Back Safer (BBS) and Participatory Approach to Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) training, we work alongside communities across the Pacific to build the skills needed to identify shelter risks, and to rebuild decent disaster resilient shelters using local knowledge and technologies.
The Pacific will continue to face the challenges that cyclone season brings each year, but with your support they can do so with strength, resilience, and preparation. Please support our Pacific neighbours today
Thanks to the support of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, every $1 you give will be matched with $4 more, meaning your donation will go that much further for families in the Pacific.