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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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14 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

Diarrhoea:

· There is an outbreak ongoing in Kiribati. As of 12 May there have been 308 cases, including three deaths in children, since 25 April 2015. Majority of the cases are in under 5 year olds.

Chikungunya

11 May 2015 description

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has established a Child Protection Panel to provide independent advice on child protection in immigration detention and regional processing centres (RPCs) and four additional Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will travel to Nauru to advise local police.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the establishment of the Panel and the dispatch of additional AFP officers to Nauru was partly in response to the recent Moss Review into allegations at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre.

11 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Nauru
• Syndrome grippal: Nauru
• 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 de cas dans les Samoa américaines, Kiribati et Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

08 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Nauru

· Influenza-like illness: Nauru

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

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

07 May 2015 description

GENEVA (6 May 2015) - The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) has ended its first visit to Nauru, which focussed on the situation of people being detained on the island and the need to establish an independent body to monitor places of detention.

During their three-day visit, the SPT delegation visited Nauru's police station and prison, as well as the Regional Processing Center (RPC) for asylum-seekers, a large facility comprising three separate units housing men, women and families with children who have been attempting to reach Australia.

30 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été identifiées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Tuvalu

• Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Palau

• Syndrome grippal: Nauru

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga, Tuvalu

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours aux les îles Cook et îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas aux Samoa américaines, Kiribati et le Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

30 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Palau
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga, Tuvalu

Other updates:

Chikungunya

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

· Cook Islands reports 50 cases in the week to 26 April 2015. Mass clean-up campaign was conducted in Rarotonga on 27 April 2015.

27 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Diarrhoea:Palau

· Influenza-**like illness:**American Samoa, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islandsand**Marshall Islands.**Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribatiand Samoa have reduced significantly**.**

27 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: îles Marshall, Palau

Diarrhée: Palau

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Tonga

Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya