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3 Oceans

The 3 Oceans program aims to reduce the impact of disasters, health crises and the effects of climate change on people in the three ocean basins


Small island developing states, which represent 29% of UN member states, are the most vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. As signatories of the Samoa Declaration (2014), they have united to bring a common voice to the international arena to draw attention to the fact that natural disasters are one of the main factors destabilizing communities in the three basins of the Southwest Caribbean, Indian Ocean and South Pacific.



The 3 Oceans program aims to strengthen the humanitarian operational capacities of 13 National Red Cross Societies (Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Mozambique, Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the French territories of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia) in terms of adequate storage, stock management and deployment processes, replenishment, quality control, coordination, etc. to better respond to disasters and the urgent needs of affected people.

Through its Regional Response Platforms, the French Red Cross is decentralizing the implementation of the project in each ocean basin.

  • Start date: January 2019
  • End date: December 2025 (phase 2)
  • Duration: 5 years

The Ready Together project is part of the 3 Oceans project


  1. Integrate natural and health disaster risk management into the strategies and operations of key actors.
  2. Better prepare to respond to natural and health disasters.
  3. Adapt the community-based and school-based disaster risk management approach to the small island state context to identify best practices and improve advocacy.
  4. Develop, consolidate, capitalize and share innovative approaches/tools to build the capacity of actors.

The 3 Oceans project is implemented with the support of the French Development Agency.