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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

30 Jun 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Alisa Tang

BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

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28 Jun 2015 description

By Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane

Papua New Guinea is breaking international law by restricting the freedom of movement of refugees on Manus Island, the United Nations says.

Refugees who are part of the Australia-funded offshore processing system remain effectively under "island arrest" until the PNG government approves a resettlement policy, which was due to be completed a year ago.

25 Jun 2015 description

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PACIFIC?

Drought

Hight risk of severe drought in PNG,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Island. The risk of drought is also high for Palau, Northern Marianas and Guam, FSM and Marshall Islands.

Increased rainfall

Above normal rainfall is expected in Kiribati between June and August 2015

Cyclones

19 Jun 2015 description

Summary

This Revised International Appeal seeks a total of CHF 6,886,878 to enable the IFRC to support the coordinated response of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS), Kiribati Red Cross Society (KRCS), Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS), Tuvalu Red Cross Society (TRCS) and Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) to deliver emergency assistance and longer-term support to some 100,200 people (20,040 households) following Tropical Cyclone Pam (and other storms) for a period of 24 months.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Project HOPE

Volunteer health professionals from Project HOPE, the international health education and humanitarian aid organization, have joined Pacific Partnership 2015, a humanitarian mission and training exercise led by the United States Navy to help underserved communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and

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

09 Jun 2015 description

The unfolding El Niño event is predicted by climate models to be a major event, possibly one of the strongest ever recorded

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PACIFIC?

Drought

08 Jun 2015 description

Fiji farmers joined their colleagues from Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu at the Ministry of Agriculture Research Station in Sigatoka, Fiji, this week to explore and learn new technologies that could mitigate extreme weather conditions and help grow temperate crops all year round.

Off-season vegetable production in the South Pacific occurs in the rainy summer months, typically October to March, when vegetable production is curtailed by high rainfall, high temperatures and humidity.

08 Jun 2015 description

A refugee watchdog says a curfew for refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is a stark indicator that refugees cannot be safely cared for there.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

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

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.

29 May 2015 description

Budget Snapshot

Key Headlines:

  • The single biggest cut to Australia’s aid budget since the beginning of the aid program: Almost $1 billion was cut from 2015-16, representing a 20% cut for the year. The budget also confirms $2.7 billion of additional cuts in 2016-17 and 2017-18. By 2016-17, total Australian Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) as a share of Gross National Income (GNI) will fall to 0.22%. This is the lowest ever level since records began.

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

25 May 2015 description

The United Nations will be in Papua New Guinea this week to try and enhance the country's disaster preparedness and responses.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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.