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02 Jul 2015 description
report Voice of America

Phil Mercer

CHRISTCHURCH— Just over four years ago, New Zealand suffered one of its most catastrophic earthquakes. In February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 tremor shook the city of Christchurch. More than 180 people died. In the years since, authorities have made great efforts to make the city resistant to future tremors – and their work is now slowly taking shape.

More than 1,000 buildings have been demolished in the center of Christchurch since the earthquake struck in February 2011, and the major reconstruction phase is well underway.

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.

  • In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.

  • Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.

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

30 Jun 2015 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $26 million package, aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.

“Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting the tourism sector back up a running is vital to Vanuatu’s long-term recovery from Cyclone Pam,” Mr McCully says.

30 Jun 2015 description

New Zealand in a good position to raise development aid ambitions

23/06/2015 - New Zealand is a valued development partner for its small island neighbours, delivering aid effectively and using its experience of natural disasters to help manage risks in the region. It complements its development assistance by using liberal trade and employment systems to support poor countries, according to the OECD’s latest Peer Review of New Zealand.

20 Jun 2015 description

By Andy McElroy

INCHEON, 20 June 2015 – New Zealand has signalled its strong commitment to adopt a ‘whole of society approach’ to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Minister of Civil Defence, the Hon. Nikki Kaye, told senior figures from central and local government, NGOs, research institutes, universities, the emergency services, community groups and the private sector that the country is “breaking new ground, which means other countries such as Australia and Italy are looking at us”.

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

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

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.

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

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

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is sending engineering personnel to Nepal to help assess the damage caused by the Anzac Day earthquake.

“The Nepalese Government has requested assistance from New Zealand experts with damage assessments of critical public infrastructure, including government buildings and hospitals,” Mr McCully says.

“Four New Zealand engineers, with considerable experience in earthquake strengthening, have volunteered their time and they are en route to Nepal.

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.

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.