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27 Mar 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 12 qui s’est achevée le 22 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

  • Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Pitcairn ;

  • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Pitcairn, Wallis & Futuna ;

  • Fièvre prolongée: Iles Salomon.

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

26 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands

  • Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands, Wallis & Futuna

  • Prolonged Fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Pam

24 Mar 2015 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will contribute a further $1 million to the Cyclone Pam response and will also help transport Fiji disaster response personnel to Vanuatu by RNZAF C-130 Hercules.

“The additional funding we have announced today will be split between Vanuatu and Tuvalu,” Mr McCully says.

“The $500,000 we are providing to Vanuatu will allow New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) personnel to deploy and will enable us to respond to additional requests for assistance from the Vanuatu Government.

20 Mar 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française

• Diarrhée: Tonga

• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tonga, Tuvalu

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

19 Mar 2015 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that the HMNZS Canterbury will be sent to Vanuatu to support the recovery effort following Cyclone Pam.

“HMNZS Canterbury will depart for Vanuatu as soon as possible carrying personnel, heavy engineering equipment and other supplies to support the recovery effort,” Mr McCully says.

17 Mar 2015 description

Key points - Vanuatu’s government declared a nationwide state emergency in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam, which hit the pacific island and neighbouring islands on 13 March 2015. The UN has confirmed that 24 people have died and 3,300 displaced and the death toll is expected to rise sharply as rescuers reach outlying islands.

16 Mar 2015 description

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $1.5 million in Cyclone Pam relief, on top of the $1 million contributed yesterday. He also announced two more NZ Defence Force (NZDF) relief flights will head to Vanuatu tomorrow.

“The funding announcement will see a further $1 million made available for New Zealand NGOs to respond to the immediate relief and recovery efforts on the ground, and another $500,000 for responding to requests from the Vanuatu Government for supplies and technical assistance,” Mr McCully says.

14 Mar 2015 description

Murray McCully14 MARCH, 2015

The New Zealand government has announced an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Pacific nations hit by Cyclone Pam, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

“Funding includes $200,000 to respond to specific requests for assistance in Vanuatu, Fiji, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and $400,000 for NGOs in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to replenish relief supplies.

“Commencing from tomorrow we will make a further assessment on how we can best assist our Pacific neighbours, as they assess their own needs over the coming days.”

14 Mar 2015 description

Suva, Fidji | | samedi 14/03/2015 - 18:20 GMT

Le Vanuatu a lancé un appel à l'aide internationale après qu'un cyclone accompagné de vents de plus de 300 km/heure eut semé la désolation dans cet archipel du Pacifique Sud, où des dizaines de personnes pourraient avoir péri.

13 Mar 2015 description

In the Southwest Pacific Ocean, Tropical Cyclone Pam has been gradually intensifying, and is expected to strengthen further, reaching peak intensity on Saturday, March 14 (local time), into a category five hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, as it barrels past Vanuatu towards northern New Zealand, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). TC Pam is producing dangerous seas, with reported maximum wave heights reaching 44 feet.

17 Feb 2015 description

New Zealand has signed an agreement with Cuba to support its medical assistance to Pacific Island countries.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Physical Exposure to Drought

Drought is a phenomenon that affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Unlike aridity, which refers to a semi-permanent condition of low precipitation (desert regions), drought results from the accumulated effect of deficient precipitation over a prolonged period of time.

The units used in this product refer to the expected average annual population (2010 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). The dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. It is based on three sources:

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

14 Dec 2014 description

The Australian-managed Ebola Treatment Centre at Hastings Airfield, near Freetown in Sierra Leone, will commence operations tonight.Australia is now managing the Centre following the completion of construction by the United Kingdom.

Patients will be referred to the Centre and in line with best practice it will commence operations with five beds. Operations will be gradually scaled up to full capacity at 100 beds under strict guidelines to ensure infection control procedures are working effectively and trained staff and safety practices are in place.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.