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The perfect storm

With international help hard to find due to COVID-19, Pacific countries have been forced to go the homegrown route in responding to a more traditional disaster, Ben Bohane writes.

Winds of change: Rethinking disaster relief after Cyclone Harold

Wind speeds over 215 kilometres per hour, more than 180,000 people affected, communities and their infrastructure hit hard, and countries in lockdown – Cyclone Harold is the most recent climate-fuelled calamity to wreak havoc in the Pacific islands. Combined with the Covid-19 pandemic, this recovery will be one of the most challenging for the region.


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