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Malaysia + 13 others
Dengue Situation Update, 21 October 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

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World + 18 others
Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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Malaysia + 12 others
Dengue Situation Update, 09 September 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacifc Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

As of 3 September 2014 a total of 134 cases of dengue reported in Japan. Local transmision of dengue:

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World + 11 others
IFRC and SPREP sign partnership to improve climate information and reduce disaster risk for Pacific Islanders

4 September, 2014 Apia, Samoa - Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) signed a historic partnership agreement that aims to improve the way in which weather and climate information is delivered, understood and acted on, by communities living with the everyday impacts of climate change.

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World + 3 others
Climate Change Matters Issue 27 — September 2014

Director’s Note and About Us

Pacific region on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pacific Media and Climate Change Toolkit available now!New regional initiative to address climate related issues

Global campaign launched to improve weather and climate services for SIDS

Adapting to climate change in the Pacific: Knowledge is power

Tuvalu community to receive second communal PACC water tank

From the Farm to the Table: PACC serving Palau

PACC helps Tokelau better prepare for droughts

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Malaysia + 13 others
Dengue Situation Update, 26 August 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Malaysia

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 16 August:

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 62,860

  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 126

    Philippines

    The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013. As of 2 August (Table 1):

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 41,973

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World + 21 others
PROE Rapport annuel 2013

Message du Président

L’année écoulée a été synonyme d’avancée pour le PROE, et les Membres comme le Secrétariat peuvent s’enorgueillir à juste titre des progrès et des réalisations accomplis.

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World + 21 others
SPREP Annual Report 2013

SPREP launches 2013 Annual Report

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is pleased to advise that the 2013 SPREP Annual Report is now available online. In 2013 SPREP celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the SPREP Treaty, which established the Secretariat as an autonomous body.

Mr David Sheppard, Director General of SPREP explains that there was a lot to celebrate during this anniversary year:

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Malaysia + 11 others
Dengue Situation Update, 12 August 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

In the last past weeks, Malaysia has experienced an increase in new dengue cases. As of 23 July:

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 53,246
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 147

The Philippines are experiencing a lower level of Dengue than in 2013. As of 19 July (Table 1):

  • Cumulative number of reported cases: 35,264
  • Cumulative number of deaths reported: 134
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Tuvalu + 1 other
Tuvalu climate family granted New Zealand residency on appeal

A family from Tuvalu have been granted New Zealand residency after claiming they would be affected by climate change if they returned home.

It is the first successful application for residency on humanitarian grounds when climate change has been a factor.

Environmental law expert Vernon Rive, of Auckland University of Technology, says climate change was one of several factors the Immigration and Protection Tribunal took into account.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

© ABC

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PACC Technical Report No. 9 – Guidelines for the design and implementation of community-managed water storage in Tuvalu

The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.

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World + 2 others
Climate Change Matters Issue 26 — August 2014

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Director's Note and About Us 2

Final PACC annual review meeting 3

Global campaign launched to improve weather and climate services for SIDS 3

PIGGAREP Coordinators receive awards for communicating success stories 3

Tuvalu Meteorological Service staff attend On-Site Training 4

Climate Variability, Extremes and Change in the Western Tropical Pacific 4

Talking about the weather in Niue 4

SPC EU GCCA: PSIS Annual conference 5

Tuvalu prepares for the post-2020 International Climate Change Agreement 5

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Water is life!: Offering hope in times of drought

THE CHALLENGES OF WATER SUPPLY

A THIRSTY ATOLL NATION

Water supply in the small atoll nation of Tuvalu is strained. During normal times, this island state limits per capita water consumption by more than half: average water consumption outside of Tuvalu is 100 liters of water per day; in Tuvalu each person is limited to 40 liters per day. In times of drought, consumption is further restricted to 20 liters of water per person per day.

MANAGING WATER RESOURCES

A NATIONAL PRIORITY

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Adapting to climate change: Tuvalu community to receive second communal water tank

Last year Tuvalu opened a new 700,000 litre communal water tank in the community of Lofeagai, this year a second communal water tank that can hold 280,000 litres will be opened in the community of Tekavatoetoe.

These hold significant water capacity for the two communities in Tuvalu. The increased capacity was made available with support from the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project in Tuvalu.

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Cambodia + 9 others
Dengue Situation Update, 15 July 2014

Update on countries experiencing a large increase in Dengue cases

Southern Hemisphere

Pacific Islands

Currently there are reports of dengue cases occurring in the Pacific including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Fiji

No update available

French Polynesia

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Tonga + 12 others
Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Fiji + 12 others
USAID Rolls Out Pacific-American Climate Fund in Apia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a workshop for select civil society, academic and private sector organizations on Wednesday, July 16 to announce the five-year, USD $24-million Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) at the Tanoa Tusitala Conference Center.

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World + 8 others
Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for National Broadcasters in the Pacific

National broadcast stations of eight Pacific Island countries will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.

The project is to help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond to natural disasters, and to ensure that stations are well prepared and equipped to continue broadcast coverage during times of emergencies, while ensuring that staff remains safe.

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World + 21 others
Declaration : Sixieme session de la Plateforme oceanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe ; La voie a suivre, vers un developpement resilient aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes dans le Pacifique, 2 - 4 juin, Suva (Fidji)

NOUS, représentants des États et Territoires insulaires océaniens1 , du Timor-Leste, des organisations de la société civile, des organisations régionales et des partenaires du développement présents à la sixième session de la Plateforme océanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe, tenue à Suva (Fidji), du 2 au 4 juin 2014 ;

CONSCIENTS des défis à relever pour renforcer la résilience aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes en Océanie, tout en inscrivant la région dans une logique de développement durable ;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.