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25 Jul 2016 description

The charity Habitat for Humanity says it plans a surge in the number of houses it builds in the next six months, in the face of more severe cyclones in the region.

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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

The village of Laulii in Samoa has commissioned an evacuation centre to house people during natural disasters, such as cyclones and tsunamis.

The United States aid agency USAID has granted $US65,000 towards the project.

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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

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.

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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.

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

TC Winston Highlights

  • The Fijian Government has placed the total cost of damages at US$1.4 billion (approximately one third of Fiji’s annual GDP)

  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted an inter-cluster meeting to address the significant, ongoing needs on Koro Island

  • More than 23,000 people in 120 villages have been reached through eight weeks of integrated family health mobile outreach activities supported by the MoHMS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO

28 Jun 2016 description

Foreword About 6.9 million people in Pacific island countries cannot access improved sanitation. More than 4.8 million cannot access improved water supplies. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes water and sanitation as basic human rights. The General Assembly has called upon governments and international organizations to provide financial resources, build capacity and technology transfer to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking-water and sanitation for all (UN Resolution A/RES/64/292).