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03 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

Vanuatu is susceptible to a variety of both hydrometeorological and geophysical disasters due to its location in the South Pacific tropical cyclone basin and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Hydrometeorological hazards include tropical cyclones, floods, and droughts, whereas geophysical hazards include volcanoes, earthquakes, and resulting tsunamis and landslides.

02 Mar 2015 description

FOREWORD

Children and adults with disabilities face many barriers to full participation in society. This report makes an important contribution to documenting the extent of disability and its impact on people’s lives in Vanuatu.

Through detailed statistical analysis of data collected in Vanuatu’s census, household surveys and education database, the report estimates the prevalence of disability and explores the situation of children, women and men with disabilities with respect to education, employment, poverty, and domestic violence.

02 Mar 2015 description

INDONESIA

Whirlwinds in East Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta provinces have caused considerable damage to houses and three casualties - one in Lumajang (East Java), one in Sumba (East Nusa Tenggara) and one in Yogyakarta. Over 115 houses in East Java, 85 houses in West Nusa Tenggara and three houses in Yogyakarta were damaged. Local authorities removed debris and provided construction material for home repairs. The Indonesian Red Cross provided relief items to affected families in East Java.1

3 people killed

27 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantzs ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaines, Tonga • Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga • Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Niue

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours dans les îles Cook, Kiribati, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa américaines. En Polynésie française et Samoa l’épidémie est en déclin.

27 Feb 2015 description

26 Feb 2015 by Moortaza Jiwanji, Programme Manager for the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) at UNDP Pacific Centre

In January 2014, I was in Tonga working with the Government on recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Ian. While there, I heard about Digicel’s interest in supporting the recovery effort at the community level. This piqued my interest about the prospects for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and how they could work in the Pacific around the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM).

26 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Diarrhoea: American Samoa, Tonga Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Niue

Other updates:

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Caledonia. Outbreaks in American Samoa, French Polynesia and Samoa are waning.

25 Feb 2015 description

There are no immediate evacuation plans for the island of Ambrym in Vanuatu after the weekend volcanic eruption, but the National Disaster Management office say they are ready to act if needs be.

Volcanic activity increased after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake and what was described as a mini tsunami two days earlier, that caused some minor damage.

The operations manager at the NDM office, Peter Korisa, says they are monitoring the volcano closely and urged residents to be alert.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

19 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Diarrhée: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaine, Polynésie française

Fièvre prolongée: Niue, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

·Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française,**Kiribati**, Nouvelle-Calédonie et **Samoa

19 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

·**Diarrhoea:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Influenza**-**like illness:** American Samoa, French Polynesia

·**Prolonged Fever:** Niue, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

·Chikungunya outbreaks are on-going in American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia and Samoa

·**Kiribati** reports 36 RT-PCR positive cases (of 98 samples tested) confirmed by the Institut Louis Malarde, French Polynesia.

13 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

• Fièvre éruptive: Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
• Diarrhée: Polynésie française
• Syndrome grippal: États fédérés de Micronésie, Polynésie française, Palau
• Fièvre prolongée: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Samoa.

12 Feb 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Palau, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Palau
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

10 Feb 2015 description

Regional organizations in the Pacific play a central role in supporting the disaster risk management (DRM) activities of their nation state and territory members. While much is made of the emergent role of regional organizations in building DRM national capacities in other parts of the world, this is not a new issue in the Pacific. For decades Pacific regional organizations have been engaged in helping states to minimize the human and economic losses incurred by natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.

06 Feb 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes sont à signaler cette semaine:

  • Fièvre éruptive : Polynésie française, Kiribati, Palau, Tuvalu

  • Diarrhée: Guam

  • Fièvre prolongée: Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, Kiribati, les îles Salomon

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

  • Des épidémies de chikungunya sont en cours aux Samoa américaines, Îles Cook, en Polynésie française, Nouvelle-Calédonie, à Samoa et Tokelau.