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22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

19 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in early 2016; it was the strongest cyclone to ever make land fall in the South Pacific, and affected more than half of the country. The impact of this cyclone, subsequent storms and in other countries, drought, continues to be felt directly by children through greatly reduced food availability, damages to water and sanitation systems, and damages to schools and health centres.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

19 Jul 2016 description

Ministry of Agriculture Program helping Nguna, Pele & Emao farmers prepare for La Niña

We’ve all heard about and seen the effects of El Niño on Vanuatu’s food security this year: Crops dying, rivers drying up and people travelling long distances to find enough water to drink, cook and clean. But now that we are passed the El Niño period, scientists are warning that another climate extreme may be coming our way: La Niña. We are on a La Nina “Watch”, with a more than 50% likelihood of La Niña forming later in 2016 according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

18 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Palau, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Îles Cook, États fédérés de Micronésie Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

16 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Rebecca Olul

On the night Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, Tamanu’s family was forced to leave their home and seek shelter with relatives. When they returned, their house was destroyed. One year later, Tamanu is thriving thanks in part to the Vanuatu Society for Disabled Persons (VSDP) Early Intervention playgroup, which travels to communities like hers to reach children who need development and support services.

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

13 Jul 2016 description

Contents - Director’s Note

  • RTSM prepares Vanuatu for the Pacific Resilience Programme (PREP) and other potential climate change financing modalities - Negotiators work together in Bonn, to operationalise the Paris Agreement

  • Cook Islands begins preparations for COP22 - Climate change negotiation skills for Pacific island women

  • France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal - Raising public awareness on the Green Climate Fund

11 Jul 2016 description

Emergency responders and telecommunications experts from across the Pacific meet in Apia over the next three days to discuss ways to improve disaster emergency communications.

Read the full story here.

11 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Fièvre éruptive : Vanuatu Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu Syndrome grippal : Îles Cook, États fédérés de Micronésie, Nouvelle-Calédonie Fièvre prolongée :

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

08 Jul 2016 description

The Vanuatu Meteorological Service says its new cyclone map will help people understand cyclones better.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

07 Jul 2016 description

Summary

  • WHO and partners have established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of vector-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). In addition, this will facilitate public health recommendations for residents and travellers. Based on these definitions, countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission were reclassified.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Overview

The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe.

At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people are affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.

05 Jul 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

01 Jul 2016 description

1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said: ”Strengthening disaster risk governance is an essential part of sustainable development and a key priority of the Sendai Framework.

01 Jul 2016 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

· Maladies diarrhéiques : Fidji, Vanuatu

· Syndrome grippal : Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Fidji, Vanuatu

· Fièvre prolongée : Îles Salomon

Autres relevés :

Infection à virus Zika

01 Jul 2016 description

More than a year after Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu, a number of schools are still being forced to use tent classrooms.

The Daily Post newspaper reported that on Tanna the Presbyterian College was still using a tent as one of its classrooms.

The school said the Minister of Education, Jean Pierre Nirua, had promised to build four new classrooms for the college and they were still waiting for the central government to deliver.