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23 Aug 2017 description

The main purpose of the Working Group is to improve tsunami warning and mitigation services and information sharing for the PICT’s.

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)- Pacific Tsunami Warning Systems (PTWS) Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) has successfully completed its 5th regional meeting that was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from the 7th to the 9th of August.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

18 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash:Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands
  • Prolonged fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Influenza

  • Australia is experiencing its worst ever flu season. There have been more than 70,000 cases reported. Experts are advising individuals to get immunized, if they have not been, to help prevent further cases. Source: Media
14 Aug 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash:Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia

Other updates

Influenza A(H7N9) – human infection

  • On 11, 14 and 21 July 2017 the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of three individual laboratory- confirmed cases of human infection with avian Infleunza A(H7N9) virus in China. All three cases reported to have exposure to a live poultry market. Source: WHO
03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Port Vila, 2 August 2017: The Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources and its partners, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), United National Children’s Fund (UNICEF) together with ADRA Vanuatu, today handed over the completed water supply system to the community of Lamap on the south eastern tip of Malekula Island, Vanuatu.

02 Aug 2017 description

New Zealand will provide a further $4.85 million in relief to humanitarian crises across Africa and Yemen, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.

“About 20 million people are at risk of famine and require urgent support across Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen,” Mr Brownlee says.

“In many places, the combination of drought conditions, alongside conflict and outbreaks of cholera, is affecting thousands of people.

01 Aug 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 June 2017, there were 1262 people in immigration detention facilities, including 981 in immigration detention on the mainland and 281 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 553 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 22,143 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

31 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands
  • Prolonged fever: Marshall Islands

Other updates

Meningococcal disease

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.

Highlights

21 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Influenza-like illness: Marshall Islands

Other updates

Dengue

  • New Caledonia: As of 5 July 2017 there have been 4,467 cases since September 2016. Dengue serotype-1, 2 and have been identified in circulation . The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Department of Health & Social Affairs, New Caledonia

Human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9)virus

14 Jul 2017 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Vanuatu 

Other updates

Dengue

10 Jul 2017 description

Gerry Brownlee, Mark Mitchell

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign.

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell say the liberation of Mosul is an important milestone in Iraq’s battle against ISIS.

“Losing the symbolic heartland of its so-called Caliphate in Iraq will serve as a severe blow to ISIS fighters and its supporters around the globe,” Mr Brownlee says.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 2,369 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background

Ban Mae Surin camp, so-called Site 2, was established in 1992 to accommodate some 150 refugee families who fled an armed conflict from Myanmar. It is the site of many refugee camp consolidation, where the camp population expanded following relocation the former Site 4 and Site 6 in 1996.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 36,637 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background

Mae La is the largest refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border. Established in 1984, its population largely comprises refugees from Myanmar who fled an armed conflict.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 9,584 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background

Mae La Oon was officially established in March 2004, following a relocation exercise from other sites which commenced in 2003. The population is largely comprised of people moved from Mae Khong Kha camp, which was severely affected by flash floods in September 2002.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 10,705 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background

Mae Ra Ma Luang was opened in February 1995 to host the influx of ethnic Karen refugees displaced into Thailand following the fall of Karen National Union Headquarter in Manerplaw. The camp population is largely of agrarian background, and from Hpa-pun Township of Kayin State, Myanmar.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 10,675 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background

Nupo camp was established in 1997 to accommodate refugees fleeing offensive attacks from Myanmar. It is the smallest and the most remote camp in Tak Province.

07 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017: 6,113 *

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

Background