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23 Jul 2016 description

A year of record breaking temperatures is leading to increased incidents of natural hazards, resulting in further calls for support.

New York, 21 July – As 2016 continues to shatter records as the hottest year on record, dozens of countries are feeling the impact through increased frequency and severity of weather events. From droughts to floods and storms, UNDP and partners are seeing increased demand for post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description

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.

Affected Populations

  • 21,000 people affected by severe drought conditions.

19 Jul 2016 description

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.

19 Jul 2016 description


  • 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.

11 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Fièvre éruptive : Vanuatu Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Îles Cook, États fédérés de Micronésie, Nouvelle-Calédonie Fièvre prolongée :

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

06 Jul 2016 description

Plus de 60 millions de personnes sont déjà affectées par El Niño et davantage seront probablement très vulnérables aux répercussions de La Niña

6 juillet 2016, Rome - Les gouvernements et la communauté internationale doivent intensifier leurs efforts pour mettre fin à la souffrance des populations, renforcer la résilience et protéger les moyens d'existence suite aux effets dévastateurs du phénomène El Niño dans le monde entier, ont déclaré aujourd'hui les Chefs des agences des Nations Unies basées à Rome.

06 Jul 2016 description

Distribution of drought relief food to remote outer islands in the Marshall Islands started this week, with the government vessel MV Kwajalein being loaded with thousands of pounds of food for a Thursday departure to 10 atolls and two single islands.

A total of 4,747 people living on remote islands will receive supplemental food supplies paid for by the U.S. Agency for International Development:

06 Jul 2016 description

Over 60 million people affected by El Niño, many more highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect

6 July 2016, Rome - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international community, United Nations (UN) leaders said today.

06 Jul 2016 description
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The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe.

At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people are affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

30 Jun 2016 description
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Update on Drought Conditions

Despite concentrated rainfall over the past several weeks, the drought continues throughout the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The rain fell predominately on and around the capital of Majuro but many of the outer islands continue to suffer from below average rainfall as part of what the NOAA called “one of the strongest El Nino events in recorded history.” IOM continues to work closely with the Government of RMI and partners to reach those in need.

Overview of Assistance

30 Jun 2016 description

A Marshall Islands government vessel loaded with tonnes of drought relief has headed out to 10 remote atolls and two outer islands. Nearly 5,000 people are to receive food paid for by the US Agency for International Development.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International.

30 Jun 2016 description
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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).