Natural Disasters and External Shocks

This page will have an event added every time there is a natural disaster or other external shock resulting in significant social, economic or infrastructural disruption etc. Each of these event pages will then contain a list of resources to assist in planning, response and relief efforts related to the event. This will include things such as population projections, vulnerable populations, impact maps etc. You will be able to provide comments in each event page, so please don’t hesitate to do so. You can also contact our Information Officer via LiveChat on this website should you have additional questions.

Recent Updates


Measuring and monitoring the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of the region

June 4, 2020 on COVID-19
See here a recommended list of administrative data to be used as leading indicators of macroeconomic impacts

High-frequency Phone Surveys (HFPM) of Households to Monitor the Impact of COVID-19

May 29, 2020 on COVID-19
Read about High-frequency Phone Monitoring Surveys (HFPM) of Households to Monitor the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Socioeconomic Situation, Coping Strategies and the Effectiveness of Response Measures in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

School locations and Economic and Social Vulnerability indicator spreadsheet added

April 29, 2020 on COVID-19
School locations for many PICTs have been made available for download as has a compilation of Economic and Social Vulnerability indicators

Population grids for Wallis and Futuna and Palau now available

April 24, 2020 on COVID-19
Population grids for Wallis and Futuna as well as Palau are now available

Population grids for Solomons Islands and Nauru now available

April 21, 2020 on COVID-19
Afer Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tonga, population grids for Solomon Islands and Nauru are now available.

Fiji data available

April 11, 2020 on Cyclone Harold
Data relating to the Cyclone Harold in Fiji has been added, including an impact map.