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10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o Montserrat, Palau

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

08 Nov 2016 description

How to make your house more resilient to natural disaster

Why Building Back Safer is important

After Cyclone Winston destroyed more than 31,200 houses, a massive rebuilding effort was initiated across the country through the Government of Fiji’s “Help for Homes” initiative, that provided vouchers to enable those affected with destroyed or damaged homes to purchase building materials.

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam

03 Nov 2016 description
report Pacific Community

The newly refurbished Nadi District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), and the Western Division EOC Planning Office and Divisional Controller’s Office in Lautoka, were opened today by Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Meleti Bainimarama, today.

The refurbishment of the two EOC's cost FJD $92,236 and has been made possible through the European Union-funded ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project (BSRP), which is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).

03 Nov 2016 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tokelau

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), French Polynesia, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM, Guam, Tokelau

Other updates:

Dengue

02 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

A, FIJI. 1 November 2016 – The Honourable Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, today attended a launch at Nabau District School in Ra, to mark the start of the distribution of 100 photocopiers and 73 generators to 118 schools affected by Cyclone Winston.

The photocopiers and generators have arrived in Fiji and will be delivered to the target schools in the coming weeks.

These crucial supplies were procured by UNICEF with funds from the Australian Government and will be distributed by the Ministry of Education.

01 Nov 2016 description

This policy brief is the product of testing, learning and adapting a mainstreaming approach to resilient development in the Pacific. It is based on an in-depth review and analysis of global and regional literature on approaches to mainstreaming, climate change and disaster risk management and governance reform. It draws on extensive testing of mainstreaming approaches in four countries (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga) carried out through the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP).

27 Oct 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

27 Oct 2016 description
report Pacific Community

Fiji’s capital, Suva, is expected to have five new early warning sirens for disasters by 2018.

This will be made possible through a new agreement signed between the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) today in Suva.

GIZ has contributed FJD 461,148 to the European Union funded ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project (BSRP) to expand its partnership with the EU and SPC in climate change action and disaster risk management in Fiji and the Pacific.

27 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

10/27/2016

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Hon. Inia Seruiratu received twelve solar portable generators from the Government of Israel to help assist victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

While receiving the generators, Minister Seruiratu on behalf of the Fijian Government acknowledged the work carried out by the Israel Government to victims of Cyclone Winston especially for the reconstruction of Vuma village in Ovalau.

27 Oct 2016 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: FSM, Guam, Vanuatu

Other updates:

Dengue

26 Oct 2016 description

SUVA, 26 October 2016 – Pacific countries have pledged to step up efforts to deal with the challenge posed by climate change and the threat of disasters, in order to ensure that their development is sustainable.

In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment to build a stronger and more resilient region in the face of rising climate impacts.

26 Oct 2016 description

Foreword

WHO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROGRAMME

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

24 Oct 2016 description

Who are the regional Pacific Food Security Cluster?
What do we do?

WHO: The Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster (rPFSC) is composed of a cluster support team, consisting of specialists in Cluster Coordination and Information Management.

The Regional Pacific Food Security Cluster is led at the global and regional level by FAO and WFP, two U.N. agencies with a mandate and expertise in the food security sector.