Pacific Island Countries

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Pacific Island Countries (PICs) lie in an area known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire." Around 91% of the world's earthquakes occur within the Pacific Ring of Fire. This makes PICs extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. Furthermore information technology has played a major part in assisting the authorizes in helping , alert the people about natural disasters, organizing people during the natural disaster and assisting authorities and people in the disaster rehabilitation and recovery.
To begin with, alerting people about natural disaster. As the information and communication technologies helps with that for example the latest disaster that occurred in the south pacific the earthquake in the Solomon Islands that was followed by the tsunami. The ICT was used to help inform the people of the south pacific region especially Fiji as the Vodafone and digicel send text massages to everyone’s phone informing about the tsunami. More over the radio and television were giving live coverage and times that certain areas would be affected.
Moreover the ICT are used to organize people as they would be informed through the television and radio that which evacuation centers are open and nearby that they can seek shelter during disaster. Also it organize people in way for them not to go to certain areas that are affect badly by the natural disasters and also in which areas there would power and water cuts, so that people are able to store and backup their supplies.
Together with it helps authorizes and people in disaster rehabilitation and recovery efforts. As after the disaster it helps the authorizes gather information as to how much damage is done to certain areas and also they are able to provide the certain areas with the donation need. Furthermore the ICT helps in collecting donations as the send text massage regarding the donation needed and how people can donate by…...

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