- 21,000 people affected by severe drought conditions.
- 1,257 households on the outer islands and 5,195 households in urban areas affected.
Areas of Cooperation
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), supplemental food assistance, education, training and capacity building
The Marshallese are no strangers to drought. In fact the last time they experienced severe drought was three years ago in 2013.
Pacific syndromic surveillance report
Week 31, ending 7 August 2016
The following syndromes have been flagged:
A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform is being held this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk, to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia.
The Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) is leading the event, joining these critical topics together to ensure a common focus and agreement is made on a way forward to address the vulnerabilities communities face in terms of disaster.
In November 2008, USAID assumed responsibility for disaster response and reconstruction in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reflecting the transition of FSM and RMI from U.S.-administered trust territories to independent nations. Under the new arrangement, FEMA provides USAID with funding to conduct response and reconstruction activities following a U.S.
Climate Change Matters.
The month of July has brought new and expanding partnerships for SPREP as you will read between SPREP and the Australian Government’s key research institution: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and a second with German Government’s international aid agency (GIZ). We are working together to strengthen support to Pacific island countries’ national efforts to tackle climate change and ultimately improve their overall resilience.
Republic of Marshall Islands
February 03, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Emergency.
March 08, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Disaster.
April 27, 2016: U.S. President Barack Obama Declares Disaster in RMI.
21,000 people affected by severe drought conditions.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.
Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :
Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Palau, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Îles Cook, États fédérés de Micronésie Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon
Autres relevés :
Infection à virus Zika