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03 Mar 2015 description

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

03 Mar 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kanya D'Almeida

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 3 2015 (IPS) - Nearly half of the four billion people who reside in the Asia-Pacific region are women. They comprise two-thirds of the region’s poor, with millions either confined to their homes or pushed into the informal labour market where they work without any safeguards for paltry daily wages. Millions more become victims of trafficking and are forced into prostitution or sexual slavery.

03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This note aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in Fiji and to identify gaps where potential engagement could further develop financial resilience. In addition the note aims to encourage peer exchange of regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these financial tools, and the effect they may have on the execution of post-disaster funds.

27 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantzs ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaines, Tonga • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga • Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Niue

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours dans les îles Cook, Kiribati, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa américaines. En Polynésie française et Samoa l’épidémie est en déclin.

27 Feb 2015 description

26 Feb 2015 by Moortaza Jiwanji, Programme Manager for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) at UNDP Pacific Centre

In January 2014, I was in Tonga working with the Government on recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Ian. While there, I heard about Digicel’s interest in supporting the recovery effort at the community level. This piqued my interest about the prospects for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and how they could work in the Pacific around the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM).

26 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: American Samoa, Tonga Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Caledonia. Outbreaks in American Samoa, French Polynesia and Samoa are waning.

24 Feb 2015 description

Fiji's Ministry of Health has confirmed a total of 212 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever so far this year.

And the Northern Division tops the list with 157 confirmed cases while the Central Division has 28 confirmed cases. The Western Division to date has recorded 27 confirmed cases.

The high number of cases in the province of Macuata has become a cause of concern to medical authorities as persons of all ages are affected.

19 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Fièvre prolongée: Niue, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

·Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française,**Kiribati**, Nouvelle-Calédonie et **Samoa

19 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

·**Diarrhoea:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Influenza**-**like illness:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Prolonged Fever:** Niue, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

·Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia and Samoa

·**Kiribati** reports 36 RT-PCR positive cases (of 98 samples tested) confirmed by the Institut Louis Malarde, French Polynesia.

17 Feb 2015 description

Main outcomes

Fijian business shared several good practices in disaster risk management

Private sector representatives learnt from their peers in as several examples of practical disaster risk management were outlined. Most notably were:

13 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
• Diarrhée: Polynésie française
• Syndrome grippal: États fédérés de Micronésie, Polynésie française, Palau
• Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa.

12 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

10 Feb 2015 description

Regional organizations in the Pacific play a central role in supporting the disaster risk management (DRM) activities of their nation state and territory members. While much is made of the emergent role of regional organizations in building DRM national capacities in other parts of the world, this is not a new issue in the Pacific. For decades Pacific regional organizations have been engaged in helping states to minimize the human and economic losses incurred by natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.

10 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Fiji

Outcomes

Strategic Outcome For Goal 1

Outcomes Statement

The National Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change main outcome statement was for the formulation of a National Strategic Plan in DRR and CCA harmonizing the CC Policy and the Natural Disaster Act supporting the Green Growth Framework and the Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR).