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04 May 2015 description

Many children in the cyclone affected states of the Federated States of Micronesia may have to repeat a grade in the next school year after missing almost two months of school since Maysak swept through the islands.

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04 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Caroline Voyager is docked in Yap since April 22, 2015 and re-provisioning. It is scheduled to depart for Ulithi, Fais, and Fareulap on April 25, 2015 to continue its delivery of relief items.

  • Vice President Alik Alik is making his official visit to the State of Yap on April 25, 2015 for a week, scheduled to visit the islands of Ulithi and Fais during his stay.

  • USAID conducted an Airlift of Emergency Relief Supplies to Yap and Chuuk on April 22, 2015.

30 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été identifiées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Tuvalu

• Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Palau

• Syndrome grippal: Nauru

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga, Tuvalu

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours aux les îles Cook et îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas aux Samoa américaines, Kiribati et le Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

30 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Palau
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga, Tuvalu

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribati and Samoa has reduced significantly.

· Cook Islands reports 50 cases in the week to 26 April 2015. Mass clean-up campaign was conducted in Rarotonga on 27 April 2015.

29 Apr 2015 description

Release Number: HQ-15-020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the government of the Federated States of Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and the government of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, due to Typhoon Maysak during the period of March 29 to April 1, 2015.

29 Apr 2015 description

An extraordinary logistics challenge has brought together officials from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Yap State government agencies, the European Union and local residents on a remote island in the north Pacific.

Forty-seven household rainwater harvesting tanks and 70 containers filled with fresh water are progressively being shipped to the edge of a coral reef surrounding Fais Island, FSM, and then floated, or “lightered”, ashore.

29 Apr 2015 description

Collaboration to get Pacific goods to global markets and the response to cyclone Pam and typhoon Maysak are on the agenda for high-level talks between the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Government of Australia.

Officials from SPC and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are meeting in Canberra over the next two days for their annual consultation to review progress with the Partnership for Pacific Regionalism and Enhanced Development 2014-2023 between SPC and the Australian Government.

27 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Diarrhoea:Palau

· Influenza-**like illness:**American Samoa, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islandsand**Marshall Islands.**Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribatiand Samoa have reduced significantly**.**

27 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: îles Marshall, Palau

Diarrhée: Palau

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Tonga

Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Micronesia is working under the leadership of the State and FSM National Governments, and in tandem with local partners, to identify and meet immediate humanitarian needs emerging from Typhoon Maysak.

  • Between April 8 and 13, IOM participated as an observer on Preliminary Damage Assessments in Yap and Chuuk conducted jointly by the Governments of the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia to evaluate the impact of Typhoon Maysak.

22 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG personnel continue to work closely with the GoFSM to determine further response options following the completion of a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) evaluating the impact of Typhoon Maysak in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

  • USAID/OFDA1 is providing an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance, as well as emergency relief supplies from its warehouse in Dubai, to address the needs of typhoon-affected populations.

21 Apr 2015 description

In March 29-April 1, Chuuk and Yap in Micronesia suffered from intense tropical storm, resulting in large-scale disruption of water and electricity supply, traffic and communication, causing a certain number of casualties and severe damage of local infrastructure. The relief work is serious.

20 Apr 2015 description

By Karen Leiva / IFRC

When Asiena heard that Typhoon Maysak would make landfall in Chuuk State where she lives in Micronesia, she did not think it would affect her home – after all, the structure of her house is made of solid concrete. However, she underestimated the strength of the typhoon, which ripped the tin roof off of her house and exposed her family, including her four-month-old son, Danson, to the storm. Terrified, she and other family members sought shelter at a neighbour’s home, which was unscathed by the storm.

20 Apr 2015 description

VANUATU

The Second Phase Harmonized Assessment Report for Tropical Cyclone Pam was released on 17 Apr. Revised Government figures estimate 188,000 people in 23 islands are affected by the cyclone, up from the initial figure of 166,000 people in 22 islands. Key priorities outlined in the report include addressing health risks by immediately providing access to safe water supply and restoring sanitation structures.

188,000 people affected

19,500 children vaccinated

20 Apr 2015 description

More than two weeks after Typhoon Maysak lashed the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), aid workers are still working to provide emergency assistance to those in need.

The typhoon tore through islands in Micronesia last month, killing at least five people and leaving thousands displaced.

Volunteers from the Red Cross carried out assessments in the remote islands of Chuuk and Yap states, the areas most severely affected by the storm.

They have delivered supplies such as tarpaulins, water containers, lanterns and cooking sets.

16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A USG interagency team has conducted a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) to evaluate the impact of Typhoon Maysak in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

  • PDA findings indicate destruction of more than 280 houses and public infrastructure damage in excess of $8 million.