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Oceania

Countries in Oceania

Older people bear the brunt of Pacific island disasters

1 Sep 2014, TRF

'We want to capture the traditional knowledge of our elderly people and integrate it into our teaching, so that it can be sustained for the future,' Mauala reflected. 'We are not only helping them further to everyday preparedness, but we are actually learning from them as well'...


General Facts
  • Population: 31.8 million (2005)
  • Density: 4 per sq km
  • Total Area: 8564 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
*: reported