Posts Tagged ‘Water Shortage’

Three months without water and still waiting

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Resident in the squatter settlement of Tauvegavega in Ba are calling for help after three months without water Ashok Kumar, a resident in the area said even before the floods hit the area, there was no water in the taps. “There has been no water in the day or night and as a result the residents Read more

Climate Change – Archbishop calls for wisdom and compassion

Friday, October 21st, 2011
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The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne has called on the nation’s leaders to show great wisdom and compassion as they respond to the national and global effects of climate change. In his President’s Address to the 50th Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne on Wednesday, Archbishop Philip Freier highlighted the plight of Australia’s Pacific neigbours. “This month the Read more

Water Shortage – Uniting Church support for Tuvalu

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Australian Uniting Church support for Tuvalu  is being provided through partnership with Christian Church of Tuvalu and in close contact with church leaders in Tuvalu. The population of Tuvalu is 11,500. The Church of Tuvalu is by far the largest church, 97% of the population. Besides the small Catholic Church, less than 0.5%, there are Read more

Severe drought in the Pacific Islands

Friday, October 7th, 2011

A severe drought in the Pacific Islands has created a critical water shortage. The island groups of Tuvalu and Tokelau have declared emergencies, relying on bottled water and seeking more desalination machines. Parts of Samoa are starting to ration water. Six months of low rainfall have dried out the islands. Climate scientists say it’s part Read more