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23 Apr 2015 description

By Papua New Guinea correspondent Liam Cochrane, Bruce Hill

A tribal fight in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province over a stolen pig leaves ten people dead, including a six-year-old girl and a 60-year-old woman.

Several others were reportedly taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police told local media the dispute was between the Wapiago and Tapamu clans.

Enga Province police commander Mark Yangen said the fighting seemed to have ceased, but things remained tense and the violence could flare up again.

23 Apr 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

21 Apr 2015 description

Children Out of Immigration Detention, or ChilOut, says an Australian Bill which would allow force to be used in immigration detention provides no safeguards for children.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Apr 2015 description

20/04/2015 - by Patricia Wilden, Australian National University, Fiji

In a first for the Pacific, community-focused teams from ten Pacific island nations have come together to experience the power of games in helping communities understand risk in a changing climate, and build resilience critical in a region highly vulnerable to climate impacts and disaster.

16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga

12 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Îles Marshall, Nauru

•**Diarrhée**: Niue

•**Syndrome grippal**: Samoa américaines, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Fièvre prolongée: les îles Marshall, Palau, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Typhoon Maysak

08 Apr 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 13 qui s’est achevée le 29 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Typhoon Maysak

08 Apr 2015 description

WHAT IS THIS GUIDE ABOUT?

The aim of this guide is to provide practical, easy to follow advice on what people displaced from their homes and lands by climate change can do to get help. It is written directly for climate displaced persons and their advocates.

It explains in non-technical language what climate displacement is, what rights you are entitled to as a climate displaced person, and what you can do to protect your rights.

02 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Typhoon Maysak

· Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia has been declared a state of emergency after a category 5 super typhoon struck the island resulting in five deaths. The typhoon has since weakened and is expected to reach the Philippines this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Pam

02 Apr 2015 description
report CARE

CARE Australia’s Lyrian Fleming saw firsthand how lives are being saved in remote Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Having a baby is something most women around the world will experience at least once in their lives. Here in Australia, having a child is often a joyous experience, and one which involves a high level of healthcare to keep mother and baby safe.

02 Apr 2015 description
report CARE

Papua New Guinea (PNG), loses more mothers during pregnancy and childbirth than most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. CARE Australia’s Laura Dunens, discovers that this is preventable through improved maternal healthcare.

Dorina, a mother-of-three from a remote village in PNG’s Eastern Highland Province, has always known the dangers that can come with childbirth.

‘My mother, when she was trying to give birth to me, she nearly died,’ Dorina says.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 March 2015 – The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly today.

30 Mar 2015 description

VANUATU

As of 27 Mar, Tropical Cyclone Pam affected 166,000 people on 22 islands. 15,000 homes were destroyed leaving some 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter. Emergency food distributions are taking place across the affected islands, however long-term food assistance is urgently needed to avoid a secondary crisis. An appeal was launched requesting nearly US$30 million for emergency assistance.

166,000 people affected
15,000 homes destroyed

PHILIPPINES