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30 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated states of Micronesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever:Kiribati, Tonga
  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other updates

Chikungunya

16 Jun 2015 description

Transfer of asylum seeker children to Nauru

On 13 August 2012 the Australian Government reintroduced a system of third country processing for asylum seekers who arrive by boat without a valid visa. Under this system these asylum seekers, including children, must be transferred to a third country as soon as is reasonably practicable, unless the Minister for Immigration decides to exclude them from transfer.

As a result of this policy, on 31 May 2015 there were 81 children detained in the Regional Processing Centre (the Centre) in Nauru.

16 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  • Prolonged Fever:Pitcairn Islands, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

14 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Tokelau, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever:Tonga, Kiribati
  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau

Other updates

Chikungunya

05 Jun 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Niue, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de chikungunya est en cours aux Îles Cook et aux Îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas à Kiribati a diminué de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent un total de 616 cas dont 44 nouveaux cas pour la semaine s’achevant le 31 mai 2015.

• Au 4 juin 2015, les îles Marshall rapportent 629 cas depuis février 2015.

05 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga · Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Niue, Tonga · Prolonged Fever: Tonga Other updates:

Chikungunya

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

· Cook Islands report a total of 616 cases including 44 new cases in the week to 31 May 2015.

· As of 4 June 2015, Marshall Islands reports 629 cases since February 2015.

Dengue

04 Jun 2015 description

Cambodia - The first group of refugees to be settled from Nauru to Cambodia landed today (4/6) on a commercial flight in Phnom Penh.

The group, which comprised four people, volunteered to participate in the landmark settlement agreement signed between the Australian and Cambodian governments in September 2014.

The group has transferred to temporary accommodation in Phnom Penh, where IOM will begin to provide essential support, including language training, cultural and social orientation, education services, health services and employment services.

04 Jun 2015 description

6/4/2015 - 07:17 GMT

Cambodia received its first batch of asylum-seekers from Australian custody on Thursday, with rights groups labelling them "human guinea pigs" for an uncaring policy by Canberra to offload refugees onto other countries.

The migrants -- three Iranians and one ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar -- were flown into Phnom Penh, the capital of one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations with a weak record of upholding human rights.

04 Jun 2015 description
report Radio Free Asia

Cambodia will receive and resettle four refugees from the Pacific island nation of Nauru on Friday under a controversial deal in which Australia paid more than US $40 million in costs and aid to the Southeast Asian country.

The four -- an Iranian couple, an Iranian man and a Rohingya Muslim man from Myanmar -- will be temporary settled in Chbar Ampov precinct of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

02 Jun 2015 description

The Australian government has passed a law which criminalises whistleblowers who speak out against the conditions of the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

02 Jun 2015 description

The Refugee Action Coalition says refugees resettled on Nauru aren't getting the health care they need.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

28 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours aux Îles Cook et aux Îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas à Kiribati a diminué de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 33 cas, pour la semaine s’achevant le 24 mai 2015. Au 27 mai 2015, il y a eu 572 cas depuis novembre 2014.

Dengue

28 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau
  • Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

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

Cook Islands reports 33 cases, in the week to 24 May 2015. As of 27 May 2015 there have been 572 cases since November 2014.

Dengue

22 May 2015 description

GENEVA (22 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today called on the Government of Nauru to withdraw recent amendments to the Criminal Code which unduly restrict freedom of expression. Mr. Kaye also urged the authorities to revoke other measures that restrain access to internet and social media and curtail the freedom of the press.

“These new laws could be used to muzzle dissenting opinions and deter human rights defenders, academics, journalists, students, politicians and civil society members”, the expert warned.

21 May 2015 description

Phnom Penh, Cambodia | AFP | Thursday 5/21/2015 - 14:00 GMT

Cambodia said Thursday it has agreed to take its first batch of asylum seekers from Australian custody as part of a controversial deal between the countries that triggered widespread international criticism.

Four refugees held by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru will soon be transferred to the impoverished Southeast Asian nation, Cambodia's interior ministry said.

21 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire des cas à Kiribati a réduit de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 38 cas, dans la semaine s’achevant le 17 mai 2015. Au 20 mai 2015, il y a eu 539 cas depuis novembre 2014.

21 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
- Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
- Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:*

Chikungunya

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

  • Cook Islands reports 38 cases, in the week to 17 May 2015. As of 20 May 2015 there have been 539 cases since November 2014.

19 May 2015 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Tuesday 5/19/2015 - 06:34 GMT

Asylum-seekers are living in mouldy tents with little privacy on the Pacific island of Nauru, with women and children at risk of sexual assault, according to submissions to an Australian inquiry.

The Senate inquiry, which held its first public hearing on Tuesday, is looking into recent allegations about conditions for would-be refugees on Nauru, including of sexual and physical assault.

15 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

  • Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga  
  • Syndrome grippal: Nauru  
  • Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Diarrhée:

  • Il y a une flambée continue à Kiribati. En date du 12 mai, il y a eu 308 cas, dont trois décès chez les enfants, depuis le 25 avril 2015. La majorité des cas sont en moins de 5 ans.

Chikungunya

14 May 2015 description

Australian media is reporting that four refugees from Nauru have been secretly transfered to Darwin after accepting offers to be resettled in Cambodia.

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