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23 May 2016 description

Sri Lanka

From 15 to 22 May, floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Roanu affected over 340,000 people across 22 districts.

23 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Fidji, Vanuatu · Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, États fédérés de Micronésie

Autres relevés :

Virus Zika

· Kosrae (États fédérés de Micronésie) : Au 7 mai 2016, on dénombrait au total 78 cas d’infection à virus Zika : 11 cas confirmés en laboratoire, 1 cas probable et 66 cas suspects. Aucune femme enceinte ne figurait parmi les cas confirmés. Source : ministère de la Santé des États fédérés de Micronésie.

Conjonctivite

19 May 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Vanuatu · Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, FSM

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Kosrae state, FSM: As of 07 May 2016, a total of 78 cases (suspected, probable, and confirmed) were identified. Eleven were laboratory confirmed, one probable and 66 were suspected cases. None of the confirmed Zika cases are pregnant. Source: FSM Ministry of Health.

Conjunctivitis

19 May 2016 description

An epidemic of conjunctivitis, or pink eye, has hit the Marshall Islands, with 290 cases reported on Majuro Atoll last week.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

16 May 2016 description

Climate change is now recognised as a factor driving the movement of people around the world.

Internationally, migration, displacement and human mobility are recognized in the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage, and further reinforced through the Paris Agreement in 2015. As Pacific Island countries increasingly experience the effects of climate change, more Pacific governments will need to consider options for dealing with human mobility.

13 May 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, États fédérés de Micronésie Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Grippe

On observe une augmentation constante du nombre de cas déclarés à Pohnpei (États fédérés de Micronésie). Le virus grippal A (H1N1) a été identifié. Source : ministère de la Santé des États fédérés de Micronésie.

Virus Zika

12 May 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vanuatu

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, FSM

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Influenza

· Continually increased number of cases has been reported from Pohnpei state, FSM. Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic has been identified. Source: FSM Ministry of Health.

Zika virus

10 May 2016 description
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Background

Below average rainfall throughout the equatorial Pacific Ocean in early 2016 has created drought conditions in many Pacific nations. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “all locations across the Marshall Islands are in a severe or extreme drought” and that “one of the strongest El Nino events in recorded history remains entrenched across the equatorial Pacific Ocean.”

Timeline of Drought

  • February 03, 2016: RMI President H.E. Dr. Hilda Heine declares State of Emergency.

09 May 2016 description

9 May 2016 – The devastating impact of the El Niño phenomenon on more than 60 million people was the focus of a Special meeting of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at UN HQ in New York on Friday.

“We must remember that El Niño is not a one-off event but recurring global phenomena that we must address for future generations and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” said President Oh Joon at the opening of a special meeting on "Impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: Reducing risks and capturing opportunities."

09 May 2016 description

Mongolia
• The UN reports that 41% of the country’s herder population is seriously affected by the dzud (225 000 people). Most affected were the provinces in the eastern and western parts of the country.
• The HCT updates the Dzud Response and Preparedness plan on 25 April for 12 months.
• Several UN agencies, international and national NGOs and the Red Cross are assisting the government’s response efforts.

07 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

TC Winston Highlights

  • UNICEF is supporting early recovery activities and supplies in WASH, education, maternal and child health, child protection and communicating with communities

  • UNICEF is supporting MoEHA, MoMHA and i-Taukei Affairs with field monitoring of supplies and activities delivered to communities in response to TC Winston

  • U-Report is being launched as an inter-ministerial initiative that will connect Government to the voices of Fijians throughout the country

05 May 2016 description

By Makereta Komai in Frankfurt, Germany

Six Pacific Island Countries will receive a 100 percent increase in their annual grants from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), from next year.

This has been made possible with the ground breaking initiative by the Bank to merge its lending operation, the Asian Development Fund (ADF) and its Ordinary Capital Resources (OCR), boosting its total annual lending and grant to as high as US$20 billion.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Pacific Community

An emergency response vehicle and 208 water tanks have been provided to the Republic of the Marshall Islands this week as part of ongoing support to boost emergency response efforts in the small Pacific Island nation.

The timely gesture has been made possible through the European Union’s €19.37million Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project (BSRP), implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC).

29 Apr 2016 description

The President yesterday declared a disaster under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as amended, due to ongoing severe drought.

28 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Fiji, Palau, Tokelau, Wallis & Futuna

· Influenza-like Illness: American Samoa, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: American Samoa

Other updates:

Chikungunya