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26 Mar 2015 description

The Government of Tonga will send its patrol boat, Voea Neiafu to assist with the transportation of relief and humanitarian aid in Vanuatu.

The vessel departed for Port Vila Monday and is also expected to deliver relief supplies for Tongan nationals including students studying and working in Vanuatu.

Many families in Tonga are concerned with the safety and welfare of their children who are stranded in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam.

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

Fourteen months after Cyclone Ian tore through Tonga's Ha'apai island group, more than 300 residents are still waiting for their houses to be rebulit.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

24 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

23rd March 2015 English | Tongan As second most-at risk country in the world to natural disasters and hazards, Tonga needs to be more resilient to protect the livelihood of its people and infrastructure in order to sustain development and achieving national objectives, according to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), Hon.

20 Mar 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française

• Diarrhée: Tonga

• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tonga, Tuvalu

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Cyclone tropical Pam

20 Mar 2015 description

The Tongan government is to borrow over 8 million US dollars from the World Bank.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand International

19 Mar 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga signed and exchanged notes on “Japan’s Non Project Grant Aid for Provision of Disaster Reduction Equipment in the 2014 Japanese Fiscal Year” (hereafter, 2014 NPGA), on March 16. His Excellency Dr. Kazuchika Hamuro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga and Honourable ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga signed and exchanged notes during the signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

19 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

  • Diarrhoea: Tonga

  • Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu

  • Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Pam

17 Mar 2015 description

Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security.

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is vital in ensuring continued availability of plant genetic resources that countries rely on to feed their people, allowing future generations to access the genetic diversity that is essential for food and agriculture.

13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• With the World Bank’s support, for the first time a Housing Recovery and Reconstruction policy was developed that clearly outlined the Tongan government’s strategy for housing reconstruction and recovery.

• A damage assessment helped to leverage $12 million in World Bank financing and low-interest credits, as well as a $2 million grant from the ACP-EU NDRR Program.

13 Mar 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute fever and rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tuvalu
  • Diarrhoea: Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever: New Caledonia, Palau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

12 Mar 2015 description

As the world marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to release the Pacific regional report on progress made since 1995.

Launched overnight at a side event during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the Beijing+20 report is one of the most significant reports released in recent years highlighting progress and setbacks in 16 Pacific Island countries and territories.