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29 Jan 2015 description

Thanks to funding from Denmark, communities in Tonga can now benefit from solar powered water pumps and improved access to water, reduced risk of water contamination and reduced dependency on fossil fuels.

29 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Tokelau

Other updates:

Chikungunya

26 Jan 2015 description
report European Union

Suva, Fiji

More than 1,000 households and 30 commercial and government offices on Ha ‘apai in the Kingdom of Tonga, will benefit from more efficient energy networks thanks to a TOP 2.3 million (€1 million) grant from the European Union. The funds will be released to the Government of Tonga as part of cyclone rehabilitation efforts.The island of Ha'apai sustained serious damage and significant power losses following Cyclone Ian in early 2014 when its energy grid was badly affected after 90 percent of the power lines on the island were damaged.

26 Jan 2015 description

Tonga's Red Cross says hundreds of people are still living out of tents and under sheets of roofing iron in Ha'apai, a year since their homes were destroyed by Cyclone Ian.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

23 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute fever and rash: Kiribati
· Diarrhoea: Guam, Tokelau
· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

· As of 20 January 2015, New Caledonia has seen 50 laboratory confirmed cases. For further information please refer to Dr Martine Noel’s PacNet post on 20 January 2015.

23 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Kiribati
• Diarrhée : Guam, Tokelau
• Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

•Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours auxSamoa américaines , en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie,Samoa et Tokelau.

16 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Niue

  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.

  • Samoa: There have been 4,289 cases since 11 January 2015. For more information please refer to Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui’s PacNet post on 14 January 2015.

Dengue

16 Jan 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:
* Diarrhée: Niue
* Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya *des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, en Polynésie française, Samoa et Tokelau.

· Samoa: 4.289 cas ont été signalés depuis le 11 janvier 2015. Pour plus d'informations veuillez vous référer à la mise à jour postée sur PacNet par Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui le 14 janvier 2015.

Dengue

14 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

9 January 2015 TONGAN An El Niño warning remains in force for Tonga.

Drought warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua

Summary

09 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia
  • Diarrhoea: Tokelau
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: French Polynesia, Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, Samoa and Tokelau.

Dengue

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in French Polynesia.

Measles

08 Jan 2015 description

Tonga's Ministry of Health has recorded four new cases of dengue fever since the start of the year.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International.

06 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati

  • Influenza-like illness:Samoa

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tokelau.

  • French Polynesia: As of 21 December 2014, the estimated number of cases of Chikungunya was 51,131 since 10 October 2014. There have been nine deaths.

Dengue

31 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Tonga

An El Niño warning is now in force for Tonga.

Drought warning remains in force for Vava'u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua

Summary

Based on the global climate models and assessments of Tonga’s current climate regime, the probability for El Niño occurring during the December 2014 to February 2015 period is about 70%. The effects of El Niño on Tonga usually include cooler night time temperatures, lower rainfall during the rainy season, and more tropical cyclones.

31 Dec 2014 description

The Tonga Red Cross says it has growing concerns for food security and a lack of drinking water as a major drought is expected to continue for the next two months.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Physical Exposure to Drought

Drought is a phenomenon that affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Unlike aridity, which refers to a semi-permanent condition of low precipitation (desert regions), drought results from the accumulated effect of deficient precipitation over a prolonged period of time.

The units used in this product refer to the expected average annual population (2010 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). The dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. It is based on three sources: