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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

27 Mar 2015 description

In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the United States Government immediately issued disaster declarations from U.S. Embassy Port Moresby and has since donated a total of $1.4 million in assistance to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the United States contributed $1,000,000 through the USAID Food for Peace (FFP) program to the World Food Program (WFP) to support the immediate food security needs of affected populations in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu over the coming three month period.

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • “Children – especially those in the hardest-to-reach islands - are in serious danger right now,” says Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “Access to safe water remains absolutely critical – with almost all islands in Vanuatu suffering from acute water shortages – while there is a significant risk of disease because of flooding, poor sanitation and limited medical care.”

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

26 Mar 2015 description

World Vision has begun preparing relief items to distribute to families affected by Cyclone Pam in Solomon Islands.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

25 Mar 2015 description

PORT VILA, 25 MARCH 2015 - A shipment of much-needed medical supplies arrived in Vanuatu on Monday. The supplies were donated by the Government of Solomon Islands. The supplies were transported from Honiara by the Australian military and include enough medication to provide basic primary health care to 100 000 people for three months. Packed in easy-to-transport kits, these supplies will be quickly distributed by plane or boat to the health facilities most in need.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New York / Vanuatu, 24 mars 2015 – L’UNICEF n’a reçu que 15% des fonds nécessaires pour fournir une aide d’urgence aux milliers d’enfants et familles affectés par le passage du cyclone Pam au Vanuatu et dans d’autres îles du Pacifique. L’organisation alerte sur le manque important de financement alors même qu’elle annonce un nouvel appel humanitaire de 4,8 millions de dollars (4,3 millions d’euros), inclus dans l’appel global des Nations unies lancé aujourd’hui, d’un montant de 29,9 millions de dollars.

24 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • “Children – especially those in the hardest-to-reach islands - are in serious danger right now,” says Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “Access to safe water remains absolutely critical with almost all islands in Vanuatu suffering from acute water shortages – while there is a significant risk of disease because of flooding, poor sanitation and limited medical care.”

  • UN Interagency Flash Appeal launched on 24th March in Port Vila, Vanuatu, for a total amount of US$29.9.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • About 166,000 people, including 82,000 children on 22 islands in Vanuatu are estimated to have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  • Around 75,000 people are in need of shelter; 110,000 people are without access to clean drinking water.

  • Food assistance has been dispatched and has now reached approximately 120,000 people.

  • Distribution of shelter kits for approximately 15,000 people is ongoing in the rural areas of Efate Island and has commenced on the Shepherd Islands.

23 Mar 2015 description

Summary

This International Appeal seeks a total of CHF 5,741,776 to enable the IFRC to support the coordinated response on a preliminary basis 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 81,000 people (13,400 households) following Tropical Cyclone Pam (and other storms) for a period of 24 months.

23 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

SUVA, 21 March 2015 – Despite logistical challenges posed by the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam on small island countries in the Pacific, UN children’s agency UNICEF is delivering essential supplies to children who need them most in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

23 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 13 March, Tropical Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to agriculture (crops, fisheries, livestock and forestry) in Vanuatu’s six provinces, posing an immediate and long-term threat to food security. Tafea is the worst affected province, followed by Shefa, Penama, Malampa, Torba and Sanma.

  • Around 80 percent of the population relies on agriculture for their livelihood. Cash crops and agriculture exports have also been heavily affected.

23 Mar 2015 description

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

In the wake of the destruction resulting from Cyclone Pam, the United States Government has awarded $400,000 in disaster assistance in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This funding has been given to international programs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing on-the-ground disaster assistance in these two cyclone-affected countries.

22 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Approximately 14,000 homes have been reported to be destroyed or damaged throughout the provinces of Penama, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea.

  • While food and water supplies have been reaching people on the 22 affected islands, more is still required.

  • Initial food packages have been dispatched to Erromango,
    Tanna, Aniwa, Futuna and Epi islands, serving approximately 7,400 households.

22 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Interviews are available with UNICEF staff working on the emergency response to Cyclone Pam

NEW UPDATES:

21 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Vanuatu’s President has declared a State of Emergency across all six provinces of Vanuatu.

  • Shelter, food, health and water, sanitation and health (WASH) remain key needs.

  • Half of Vanuatu’s population, spread over 22 islands, has been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  • 166,000 people are estimated to be in need of food assistance for the next three months.