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04 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 42 per cent of the 16,000 children targeted by UNICEF for access to temporary learning spaces in Shefa and Tafea provinces have been reached.

  • Almost 65 per cent of the 14,368 early childhood and primary-aged children (including children with disabilities) targeted by UNICEF have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

30 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été identifiées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Tuvalu

• Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Palau

• Syndrome grippal: Nauru

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga, Tuvalu

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours aux les îles Cook et îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas aux Samoa américaines, Kiribati et le Samoa a réduit de manière significative.

30 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Palau
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga, Tuvalu

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribati and Samoa has reduced significantly.

· Cook Islands reports 50 cases in the week to 26 April 2015. Mass clean-up campaign was conducted in Rarotonga on 27 April 2015.

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 Pacific islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But sadly, poor waste management is a major threat to sustainable development in Pacific island countries and territories. It has negative impacts on biodiversity, water quality, fisheries, agriculture, tourism and quality of life in general. Notably, some types of waste also pose a grave threat to human health.

A partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) promises to address some of the Pacific region's most pressing, and dangerous, waste issues.

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

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

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.

17 Apr 2015 description

By Rosemarie North, IFRC

Every 16 February, the island of Nui in the north of Tuvalu commemorates surviving a great storm in the 1800s, which they call Bogin te Ieka (the Day of the Flood in the Kiribati language) but Tropical Cyclone Pam, which passed over the island on March 10, will go down as the worst storm in living memory.

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

More than 300 people, mostly women, children and elderly people, on the three northern islands of Nanumea, Nanumaga and Niutao in Tuvalu have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

A Fenui News team that travelled to these three islands said strong winds and storm surges flooded low lying areas and damaged properties and crops in all the three islands.

Nanumea Kaupule Secretary Sipele T Samuelu said the Island Disaster Committee was activated on March 17 to patrol the island every two hours and moving families along the coast to evacuation centres.

15 Apr 2015 description

The Tuvalu Red Cross says ensuring the islands worse affected by Cyclone Pam have access to clean drinking water is of concern as the country moves into its dry season.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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