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26 Apr 2016 description

Climate change heightens Pacific island countries’ vulnerability, according to a new report by WHO

Ensuring a health-in-all-policies approach, health considerations should be incorporated into national policies and plans relevant to climate change

19 Apr 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: Kiribati, Tokelau, New Caledonia

· Prolonged fever: Fiji, Kiribati

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 27 March 2016 there have been 2420 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet posting on 8 April 2016.

15 Apr 2016 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Note and About Us

Training and capacity building for a future filled with clean water - PIGGAREP+ in Tonga

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere spike

February heatwave brought Tonga’s hottest day on record

El Niño Update: El Niño weakens but sectoral impacts remain

Making climate change adaptation in Kiribati understandable to all

Pacific iCLIM project team meets for 2016

SPREP honoured by UNFCCC for ’Green’ side event

29 Mar 2016 description

Bridging the science of Meteorological Services with Pacific island communities to help them understand the technical aspects of weather related forecasts is just one of the many goals at the core of a project implemented across 14 Pacific islands.

22 Mar 2016 description

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has received US$168,000 dollars from Tuvalu to help the country's recovery from Cyclone Winston.

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18 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, French Polynesia

· Diarrhoea: Fiji

· Influenza-like Illness: French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Wallis and Futuna

· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands

Other updates:

Zika virus

· Tonga: As of 6 March there have been 2173 cases since 1 January 2016. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. For further information, please refer to Dr Seini Kupu’s PacNet post on 14 March 2016

13 Mar 2016 description

By Patrick Fuller and Navinesh Kumar, IFRC

A year ago on March 13th, Cyclone Pam tore through the Pacific Island Nation of Vanuatu. The Category Five storm left immense damage in its wake affecting more than 200,000 people across five countries. Although Vanuatu bore the brunt of the disaster, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea were also severely impacted.

12 Mar 2016 description

TC PAM

  • The eye of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam passed close to Efate Island in Shefa Province, where the capital Port Vila is located one year ago.

  • The cyclone recorded winds of around 250 km per hour, and gusts peaking at 320 km per hour.

  • 188,000 people were affected and 11 people died.

  • Early warning systems and the provision of evacuation centres by the

  • Government of Vanuatu prevented a higher death toll.

TC WINSTON

12 Mar 2016 description
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TC PAM

  • The eye of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam passed close to Efate Island in Shefa Province, where the capital Port Vila is located one year ago.

  • The cyclone recorded winds of around 250 km per hour, and gusts peaking at 320 km per hour.

  • 188,000 people were affected and 11 people died.

  • Early warning systems and the provision of evacuation centres by the Government of Vanuatu prevented a higher death toll.

TC WINSTON

03 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Influenza-like Illness: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Nauru, Northern Marianna Islands, Samoa.

· Prolonged fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Tropical Cyclone Winston

01 Mar 2016 description

• Out of the 901 primary and secondary schools at least 103 schools (11%) are being used as evacuation centres.

• 38% of all healthcare facilities have been damaged.

• 26,125 people in the most affected areas, (7.5% of the estimated population in these areas), have been provided with WASH supplies to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.

• The Emergency Coordinator Osnat Lubrani joined Fiji's Ambassador for Climate Change Amena Yauvoli in visiting the cyclonehit islands of Koro in the Lomaiviti Group.

Situation Overview

01 Mar 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Palau, Tokelau

· Influenza-like Illness: : Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Solomon Islands

· Diarrhoea: FSM, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands

· Prolonged fever: Tuvalu


Other updates:



Tropical Cyclone Winston

29 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Government priorities for immediate relief are shelter, water, health and food, as well as restoration of schools and delivery of seeds.

  • Access to fresh water remains a particular concern. Most of the 67,000 Fijians who had been targeted with water deliveries by end of January due to the El Niño-related drought, live in the corridor most affected by the cyclone.

  • 40,000 affected people (53% male, 46% female) live on small islands, largely in the Eastern Division, where damage is extensive and access is limited.