The following syndromes have been flagged:
Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru
Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu
Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga
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.
Press Release #1504-01
Palikir, Pohnpei – FSM Information Services
April 13, 2015
On April 11, 2015, the Federated States of Micronesia Eighteenth Congress ended its two-day sixth special session. Among actions taken was an appropriation of $1.5 million towards typhoon relief assistance for the FSM States of Chuuk and Yap, and $100,000 for Vanuatu.
FSM President Manny Mori called the special session of Congress to consider the ongoing emergency situation caused by Super Typhoon Maysak over two weeks ago, resulting in disasters throughout parts of Chuuk and Yap.
By Karen Leiva, IFRC
The urgent restoration of crops and solar systems, and the provision of potable water, are immediate concerns for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in its support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the wake of typhoon Maysak.
A state of emergency remains in place in the states of Chuuk and Yap following severe damage to crops, water catchments, buildings, solar installations and other infrastructure caused by the category five typhoon just over one week ago.
Today I announce Australian Government support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the wake of Typhoon Maysak. We stand with our friend and regional partner at this difficult time.
Typhoon Maysak has severely impacted FSM’s remote island communities of Chuuk and Yap, resulting in fatalities and extensive property damage.
Responding to a request from the Government of FSM, Australia will provide $100,000 to the International Organisation for Migration for humanitarian supplies - including shelter materials and tools, hygiene kits and logistical support.
Senior students affected by typhoon Maysak in the Federated States of Micronesia state of Yap will travel to the state's main island to finish the school year.
Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International
(Suva, 9 April 2015): A United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team today arrived in the Federated States of Micronesia to support the government’s response to Typhoon Maysak. The typhoon made landfall at Chuuk lagoon on Sunday 29 March and Ulithi Atoll, Yap, on 1 April, while neighboring islands within the two states also experienced damage from strong destructive winds.
Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 13 qui s’est achevée le 29 mars 2015.
Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:
• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga
Autres mises à jour:
Red Cross is distributing emergency supplies in Micronesia, where Typhoon Maysak caused widespread damage before passing over the Philippines as a much weaker tropical storm.
Typhoon Maysak hit Chuuk in Micronesia on 29 March with damaging winds and torrential rainfall.
National authorities confirmed five deaths from injuries sustained during the typhoon, and initial assessments revealed widespread destruction of homes, infrastructure and water sources.
Typhoon Maysak recently brought damaging winds and heavy rains to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Two USAID/OFDA1 staff are in FSM to assess storm damage and coordinate U.S. Government (USG) response efforts.
Additional USG staff are expected to arrive in FSM in the coming days to commence further assessments and help determine appropriate response options.
The USG is providing more than $100,000 in initial humanitarian assistance to FSM.
On April 7, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods in equivalent to 11 million yen (Water Purifier, Portable Jerry Can) to the Federated States of Micronesia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia following serious damage caused by the Typhoon Maysak.
As of 3 Apr, 166,000 people remain affected on 22 islands. 50,000 people received emergency shelter assistance, 20,000 received hygiene kits, and nearly 11,000 children were vaccinated against measles. Despite the provision of assistance across all sectors, needs remain, with an estimated 110,000 people are in need of drinking water. On 2 Apr Government-led teams completed a round of assessments to ascertain humanitarian and early recovery needs across several sectors. A Flash Appeal for nearly US$30 million remains 64 percent unfunded.
The head of the Red Cross in Federated States of Micronesia says authorities in Chuuk and Yap states are rushing to get emergency shelter set up after typhoon Maysak displaced thousands last week.
Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International
Transport problems are hampering the relief effort in Yap, in the Federated States of Micronesia, which was devastated by Typhoon Maysak last week.
The category five storm hit Chuuk and Yap states, killing five people, destroying buildings, contaminating water supplies and leaving around 7,000 people homeless.
The relief boat for Yap state has "mechanical problems" so authorities have been forced to use missionary ships to reach the outer islands to carry out assessments.
Presenter: Liam Fox
Speaker: Ray Igechep, Yap disaster coordinator