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27 Mar 2015 description

(Fiji) - Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.

A new Food Bank project will help villages have a ready supply of food and water, with risk-resilient crops and farming techniques being introduced to help the communities become more resilient to climate change and disasters.

27 Mar 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 12 qui s’est achevée le 22 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

  • Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Pitcairn ;

  • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Pitcairn, Wallis & Futuna ;

  • Fièvre prolongée: Iles Salomon.

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

26 Mar 2015 description

Fiji's sugar industry is donating five tonnes of sugar to Vanuatu for cyclone relief, with the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the Ministry of Sugar handing over the first tonne to the National Disaster Management Office in Lautoka on Wednesday.

Sitiveni Tavaga says this is one way the sugar industry can contribute to Fiji's overall effort to assist it's next door neighbour.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Sitiveni Tavaga, Fiji's divisional planning officer Western

26 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands

  • Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands, Wallis & Futuna

  • Prolonged Fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Pam

20 Mar 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française

• Diarrhée: Tonga

• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tonga, Tuvalu

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

19 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Diarrhoea: Tonga

  • Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Pam

18 Mar 2015 description
report Direct Relief

Cyclone Pam, which barreled across the central and southern islands of Vanuatu this week, caused widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure and cut communication between the capital, Port Vila, and the outer islands.

18 Mar 2015 description

Vanuatu

Jens Laerke, for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), informed that the humanitarian response had begun in Vanuatu in spite of logistical challenges because of the country’s layout composed by more than eighty islands. The communication infrastructure was in poor condition, causing difficulties in the humanitarian coordination. However, the Government was clearly in charge of the response and President Baldwin Lonsdale had asked for international assistance.

17 Mar 2015 description

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - CROP Agencies unify to support Pacific countries recover and rebuild after Cyclone PAM.

“The Pacific family stands together to face the tragic recent effects of the tropical cyclones in the Pacific. We are not only linked by our grief and prayers for the dead, injured and homeless but also in our resolve to work together to support our brothers and sisters in Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Republic of the Marshall Islands and New Caledonia.

16 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Fiji

FIJI National Disaster Management Office

This Situation Report is issued by the Fiji National Disaster Management Office and covers the period from 0800hrs to 1600hrs of 14/03/15.

Highlights

 4 Evacuation Centres Currently Open with 156 people

  • Western: 3 Centers with 56 people

  • Northern: 1 Center with 100 people

16 Mar 2015 description

Fiji is sending a relief team to cyclone-battered Vanuatu today to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

The team will leave this evening on a Fiji Airways flight, led by Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau.

The relief flight will also carry supplies and equipment to aid victims of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Fiji is expected to take on a lead role in relief work on the ground when the team arrives.

16 Mar 2015 description

A state of emergency has been declared in Vanuatu after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most devastating cyclones to ever hit the Pacific, reached category five early on Friday morning.

A state of emergency has been declared in Vanuatu after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most devastating cyclones to ever hit the Pacific, reached category five early on Friday morning.

16 Mar 2015 description

International aid agencies are deploying emergency response teams to support relief efforts on the ground already assisting nations devastated by Tropical Cyclone Pam in the Pacific.

Read more on the OCHA website.

14 Mar 2015 description

Murray McCully14 MARCH, 2015

The New Zealand government has announced an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Pacific nations hit by Cyclone Pam, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

“Funding includes $200,000 to respond to specific requests for assistance in Vanuatu, Fiji, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and $400,000 for NGOs in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to replenish relief supplies.

“Commencing from tomorrow we will make a further assessment on how we can best assist our Pacific neighbours, as they assess their own needs over the coming days.”