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03 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

East Asia and the Pacific region remains extremely prone to natural hazards, with significant human casualties and economic losses – more than 40 million people were affected by disasters in 2015. Children are among the most vulnerable to natural hazards, and suffer short-term and long-lasting negative impacts on health, nutrition, protection and education. Population growth, rapid urbanization and climate change continue to exacerbate the impact of disasters, which are expected to occur more frequently and with greater intensely, and to impact larger populations in the coming years.

01 Jan 2017 description

2:26 pm on 29 December 2016

Fiji's electricity supply has been fully restored around the main island Viti Levu following floods caused by Tropical Depression 04F.

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01 Jan 2017 description

7:31 am on 29 December 2016

The Fiji Roads Authority says most roads are open but repair work is ongoing following severe flooding throughout much of the country last week.

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29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    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:
    None

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

29 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people to be reached in 2017: 200 million

2017 programme targets

Detection

  • At least two rapid diagnostic tests available for global use

Prevention

  • 200 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean reached with key messages on prevention
  • Up to two candidate vaccines available

Care and support

  • A model of integrated and holistic care and support for children with congenital Zika disorders developed

Preparedness

27 Dec 2016 description

Fiji's Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar says people from her ministry have been deployed to flood affected areas to ensure there is no out break of diseases after last week's flooding.

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26 Dec 2016 description

The Red Cross in Fiji is handing out cleaning kits to communities hit hard by this week's flooding in an effort to prevent the spread of disease.

Director-General Filipe Nainoca said the hope is access will be restored to communities in the central highlands of Rakiraki within the next few days.

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23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

    • 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:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

23 Dec 2016 description

Fiji's Water Authority says it could take up to two weeks for utilities to be fully repaired after flooding hit the country.

Authority Acting Chief Executive Saman Ekanayake says many water plants and sources had been submerged in water.

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23 Dec 2016 description

The Fiji Government says repairs to all schools affected by last February's Tropical Cyclone Winston are expected to be completed by October next year.

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23 Dec 2016 description
report Pacific Community

As flood waters recede across Fiji, disaster management experts from the Pacific Community (SPC) are continuing to assist the national government’s response and recovery efforts in the wake of a tropical depression that hit the Pacific Island country this past week.

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping expert is also supporting the team to ensure damage assessments and critical disaster data is being analysed to assist the relief efforts.

22 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Kiribati

Other updates:

Dengue

22 Dec 2016 description

Unprecedented flooding around the Fiji town of Rakiraki has washed away building material meant to repair homes damaged and destroyed after Cyclone Winston.

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22 Dec 2016 description

Disaster agencies in Fiji say their priority is getting utilities and roads repaired in flood-stricken communities.

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21 Dec 2016 description

Shopkeepers in the flood-swept Fijian town of Rakiraki have a massive clean-up today, after floodwaters left behind knee-high silt.

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20 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 12 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 1600-0000 hours Tuesday, 20/12/2016

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

  • Nadi town flooded and traffic have warned off.
  • Rakiraki town closed and movement restricted.
  • Navua town is flooded.
  • RFMF and NFA on standby in the Central Division.
  • Northern Division EOC requests Qamea to be declared Disaster Area

2.0 WEATHER BULLETIN

20 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 13 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 2400-0800 hours Tuesday, 20/12/2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

Princess Road Sa wani closed under water from Rewa River at 4.8m high

20 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 14 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 0800-1600 hours Tuesday, 20/12/2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

20 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 15 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 1600-2400 hours Wednesday, 21/12/2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

20 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding situation in Fiji. Attached is a PDC Situational Awareness product depicting estimated Rainfall Accumulation for the past 3 days, which is also available as a layer in DisasterAWARE.

If you would like to view this layer in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and search “TRMM” in the “Layers” palette. Additional products will be issued as necessary for this event.