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21 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Palau

• Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

• Une épidémie de Chikungunya est en cours dans les îles Cook et les îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire des cas à Kiribati a réduit de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent 38 cas, dans la semaine s’achevant le 17 mai 2015. Au 20 mai 2015, il y a eu 539 cas depuis novembre 2014.

21 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
- Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
- Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:*

Chikungunya

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

  • Cook Islands reports 38 cases, in the week to 17 May 2015. As of 20 May 2015 there have been 539 cases since November 2014.

21 May 2015 description

Lami, Fiji – Achievements and challenges over the past five years with addressing climate protection through conserving forests in the Pacific region are being reviewed in Fiji this week.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) are hosting a workshop to evaluate a major project called Climate Protection through Forest Conservation, ahead of the launch of a new phase.

15 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

  • Diarrhée: Niue, Tonga  
  • Syndrome grippal: Nauru  
  • Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Diarrhée:

  • Il y a une flambée continue à Kiribati. En date du 12 mai, il y a eu 308 cas, dont trois décès chez les enfants, depuis le 25 avril 2015. La majorité des cas sont en moins de 5 ans.

Chikungunya

14 May 2015 description

14 May 2015, Apia, Samoa, PCCR - "The cyclone is located 230kms NW of Samoa, moving SE at a speed of 16 knots".

If this information was broadcast on radio and heard in a Pacific village, would community members understand it enough to react to the threat?

In Lefagaoali'i village, on the island of Savaii in Samoa, the community has recently been trained to better understand and react to threats including tropical cyclones, flooding and storm surges, though the Finland-Pacific (FINPAC) project.

14 May 2015 description

13 May 2015 Apia Samoa PCCR: The Pacific Island Framework Action for Climate Change endorsed by Pacific Island countries in 2005 required governments to encourage a strong enabling environment for achieving action on climate change, this was discussed through a panel at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable being held in Apia, Samoa. Below is a quick snapshot from the different panelists.

14 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Niue, Tonga
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga Other updates:

Diarrhoea:

· There is an outbreak ongoing in Kiribati. As of 12 May there have been 308 cases, including three deaths in children, since 25 April 2015. Majority of the cases are in under 5 year olds.

Chikungunya

11 May 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

• Fièvre éruptive: Nauru
• Syndrome grippal: Nauru
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

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

08 May 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Nauru

· Influenza-like illness: Nauru

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

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.

07 May 2015 description

Foreword

Børge Brende and Didier Burkhalter

While the international community has already been addressing many aspects of disasters, climate change and human mobility, in order to really make progress it is essential to bring together different strands of the discussion so as to develop a comprehensive response that also anticipates future challenges associated with climate change. The Governments of Norway and Switzerland are contributing to the development of future responses to disaster displacement through the Nansen Initiative

06 May 2015 description
report East-West Center

HONOLULU (May 5, 2015) -- The East-West Center has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue to serve as the lead institution in the Pacific Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) program, which is designed to help island and coastal communities cope with the effects of climate change. This is the second full program award the Center has received from NOAA, and marks the program’s transition into a new phase.

04 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • In India, unseasonal rains damaged 8.5 million hectares of crops, mainly wheat. The Government has responded mainly by increasing input subsidies and facilitating the processing of insurance claims.

  • Thailand has launched a loan relief programme for affected farmers through the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.

  • In Pakistan, potato prices have fallen by 45 percent year on year as farmers switch from growing wheat to potatoes.