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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

28 May 2015 description

Tonga has the world’s third highest level of risk to disasters,with the effects of climate change increasing their frequency and intensity. This poses serious threats to people, the environment and livelihoods in Tonga - especially for communities on the outer islands who are often most vulnerable to climate change and disasters.

25 May 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,631 people are confirmed dead, with 14 bodies still unidentified. Nearly 460 health facilities are destroyed. Over 25,000 classrooms collapsed while an additional 10,000 require repair. 456 health facilities destroyed 25,000 classrooms destroyed The monsoon rains are expected to arrive in two weeks, further complicating relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.1

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.

21 May 2015 description

20 May, 2015, Nukualofa, Tonga - Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and the terminology used when sharing information is at the core of training that opened in Tonga today.

With the changing weather patterns and climate, the role of the weather in the day to day activities of Pacific island communities is crucial. This is the basis for work underway to help Met Services across the region to become better communicators, and for communities to be better informed.

21 May 2015 description

Lami, Fiji – Achievements and challenges over the past five years with addressing climate protection through conserving forests in the Pacific region are being reviewed in Fiji this week.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) are hosting a workshop to evaluate a major project called Climate Protection through Forest Conservation, ahead of the launch of a new phase.

19 May 2015 description

The Tonga Red Cross Society says it's trying to educate the community to use water wisely, as the country prepares for more months of drought.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

18 May 2015 description

A working group has been established in Tonga to respond to the current drought conditions.

The director of Meterology in Tonga, Ofa Faanunu, says Tonga is coming into its dry season, but has already been experiencing drought conditions for eight months.

Read the full report

18 May 2015 description

(Tonga) – Private construction companies in Tonga are working alongside communities on ’Eua Island to construct buildings resilient against disasters.

Several private business partners including Nukualofa-based engineering company ITS Pacific and supplier Pacific Timber and Hardware (PTH), are helping ’Eua residents to build or refurbish nine disaster-resilient community multipurpose halls, which meet international cyclone-proof construction standards.

“The response from the community has been overwhelming,” said Chairman and Director ITS Pacific, Malakai Jay Vakasiuola.

18 May 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

Drought conditions are currently experienced throughout Tonga.

Drought warnings are now in force for all of Tonga.

Drier than normal conditions is expected over the next 6 months for Tonga.

El Nino Advice

Its confirmed. El Niño has arrived.

At this stage, it is too early to determine the strength of this El Niño event, but some significant impacts are expected regardless of the strength.

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

13 May 2015 Apia Samoa PCCR: The Pacific Island Framework Action for Climate Change endorsed by Pacific Island countries in 2005 required governments to encourage a strong enabling environment for achieving action on climate change, this was discussed through a panel at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable being held in Apia, Samoa. Below is a quick snapshot from the different panelists.

14 May 2015 description

14 May 2015, Apia, Samoa, PCCR - A mixture of soft and hard engineering measures has been employed to save the eastern coastline of Tongatapu, the main island of the kingdom of Tonga.

Measures like constructing permeable groynes and short offshore breakwaters supplemented with beach replenishment and coastal planting is being trialled to save Tongatapu's east coast from gradual erosion and land loss.