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01 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

In Brief

• The 2015/16 El Niño has ended with a return to neutral conditions;

• Below average rainfall is predicted through both May to July and August to October 2016 periods;

• All international climate models are now suggesting that the tropical Pacific Ocean will continue to cool, with 50% chance of La Niña developing later in 2016;

• In the past, the effects of El Niño on Fiji’s rainfall have been more pronounced a year after the event has been established;

01 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

· Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Fidji, Vanuatu

· Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

30 Jun 2016 description

SUVA, FIJI — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a $50 million emergency assistance loan to the Government of Fiji for short-term financing of disaster recovery reconstruction programs, including school rehabilitation and housing assistance. The loan will help ensure that these critical programs are adequately financed within fiscal constraints.

Tropical Cyclone Winston, the second-most powerful storm on record, struck Fiji on 20 February 2016. Forty-four people were killed and 62% of the population was adversely affected by the disaster.

30 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

TC Winston Highlights

  • The Fijian Government has placed the total cost of damages at US$1.4 billion (approximately one third of Fiji’s annual GDP)

  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted an inter-cluster meeting to address the significant, ongoing needs on Koro Island

  • More than 23,000 people in 120 villages have been reached through eight weeks of integrated family health mobile outreach activities supported by the MoHMS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO

28 Jun 2016 description

Foreword About 6.9 million people in Pacific island countries cannot access improved sanitation. More than 4.8 million cannot access improved water supplies. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes water and sanitation as basic human rights. The General Assembly has called upon governments and international organizations to provide financial resources, build capacity and technology transfer to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking-water and sanitation for all (UN Resolution A/RES/64/292).

27 Jun 2016 description

(New York, 27 June 2016): The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the world has soared to a record 130 million and US$16.1 billion is still required to help 95.4 million of the most vulnerable of them this year.

In December 2015, when UN and partners launched the 2016 Global Humanitarian Appeal, the aim was to provide humanitarian assistance to 86.6 million people and the requirements stood at $19.7 billion. This amount has now climbed to $21.6 billion.

24 Jun 2016 description

Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati

Climate change poses the most significant moral challenge to the global community and an existential threat to the future of many communities worldwide. With the projected rise in sea levels by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of up to one metre within the century, the most vulnerable coastal communities and low-lying island states — several of which are in Pacific — face the real possibility of their islands and communities being submerged well within the next hundred years.

24 Jun 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

  • Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

  • Syndrome grippal : États fédérés de Micronésie

  • Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Chikungunya

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· One imported case with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR, (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 11/06/16–17/06/16. From 20 February to 17 June 2016 there have been 10 imported cases with travel history to Fiji reported by New Zealand ESR.

Yellow Fever

23 Jun 2016 description

About a thousand market vendors in Fiji have been given seeds, tools and fertiliser to help replant their crops following Cyclone Winston.

The supplies have been provided through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and UN Women.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International

22 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Intensifying the rebuilding effort after Tropical Cyclone Winston and developing enduring climate-change mitigation measures will be the top priorities in a Budget that will also foster a continuation of Fiji’s broad-based growth and target assistance towards the disadvantaged, according to the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

The Indian Government yesterday contributed an additional FJD$2, million towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief Fund.

India’s High Commissioner to Fiji His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal presented a cheque to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office.

H.E Sapkal said this additional donation will assist those Fijians that have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

22 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

Regional partnership to better prepare for natural disasters

FIJI, June 21, 2016 – Delegates from the Pacific region came together today to officially launch the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters and climate change.

21 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Fiji’s efforts to build its resilience to climate change in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston has been the common focus of talks between the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the envoys of India and the Netherlands.

The new Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal, said India was willing to step up its assistance to Fiji beyond that already offered in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Winston, which included a $US 1-million donation to be allocated at the Government’s discretion.