This research paper examines the nexus between disasters, human health, and climate change in the Pacific in order determine methods of effective disaster response in a changing climate to enhance long term adaptive capacity. The aim of this paper is to identify gaps in post-disaster support and to disseminate information regarding those gaps among policy-makers so as to establish a society more resilient to disaster.
The research, including workshops and interviews conducted in Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, and Samoa, focuses on four main post-disaster humanitarian needs: (i) health care; (ii) food and nutrition; (iii) water, sanitation and hygiene; (iv) and psychosocial needs.
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