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28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 6,735 affected girls and boys, (42 per cent of target) in Shefa and Tafea Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support.

  • 14,368 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities (64 per cent of UNICEF target) have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

  • 23,962 children (96 per cent of target) have been immunized against measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

27 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Diarrhoea:Palau

· Influenza-**like illness:**American Samoa, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islandsand**Marshall Islands.**Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribatiand Samoa have reduced significantly**.**

27 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: îles Marshall, Palau

Diarrhée: Palau

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Tonga

Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

22 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

22 Apr 2015 description

Better preparing Solomon Islanders for future disasters, and building resilience, is an important part of recovery planning, the government has recognised.

Risk-resilient recovery planning is now an official function of the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC), which last month formally integrated a disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (RCC) into its annual plan.

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,535 affected girls and boys in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces

  • 3,468 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities received learning materials and school supplies

  • 20,312 children (81% of target) immunised against measles & rubella, received Vitamin A and de-worming in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

21 Apr 2015 description

Submitted by George Herming

A three days workshop which begins on Tuesday this week has highlighted the importance of meteorological services in weather forecasting and climate issues in Solomon Islands.

The workshop was organized by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services which draws participants from a range of government and semi-government organizations who are mostly users of climate services in the country.

The workshop aims to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding to users of climate and weather information in their respective areas of work.

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

15 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thirty percent of rural communities in Solomon Islands are in need of clean drinking water.

  • A program is helping communities find the best water solutions through community partnerships.

  • Seventy one percent of families now have satisfactory water access through the Rural Development Program.

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

13 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of storm-affected countries and the international community continue response and early recovery efforts in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

  • Donors have contributed nearly $28 million—including $13.6 million toward the $29.9 million flash appeal for Vanuatu—for humanitarian activities in response to Tropical Cyclone Pam

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 17,105 children (69 per cent of target) have been immunized for measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces, Vanuatu. The immunization campaign (measles and rubella) continues on Tanna.

• Participants in a UNICEF-supported orientation produced eight books for children and 10 posters for children and caregivers on psychosocial support.

• Approximately 10,000 affected children to be reached in Tafea Province through Ministry of Education & Training with UNICEF education supplies this week.

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