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16 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru

Diarrhoea: Niue

Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu

Prolonged Fever: Marshall Islands, Palau, Tonga

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

13 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of storm-affected countries and the international community continue response and early recovery efforts in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

  • Donors have contributed nearly $28 million—including $13.6 million toward the $29.9 million flash appeal for Vanuatu—for humanitarian activities in response to Tropical Cyclone Pam

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 17,105 children (69 per cent of target) have been immunized for measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces, Vanuatu. The immunization campaign (measles and rubella) continues on Tanna.

• Participants in a UNICEF-supported orientation produced eight books for children and 10 posters for children and caregivers on psychosocial support.

• Approximately 10,000 affected children to be reached in Tafea Province through Ministry of Education & Training with UNICEF education supplies this week.

08 Apr 2015 description

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le rapport de surveillance syndromique du Pacifique pour la semaine 13 qui s’est achevée le 29 mars 2015.

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

• Diarrhée: Tonga
• Syndrome grippal: Polynésie française, Tonga
• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Typhoon Maysak

08 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 12,220 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces. The immunisation campaign (measles and rubella) will be expanded to Tanna.

  • 60 health, education and justice professional, artists, photographers and designers participate in orientation on psycho-social support for children with UNICEF support

  • 23 % of the affected population reached with hygiene kits through cluster coordination led by the government with UNICEF support

06 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

This years World Health Day highlights the need for better access to quality health care particularly for the people in the remote communities of Solomon Islands on the islands far from Honiara.

The country’s 187 nurse aid posts and 102 rural health clinics chronically lack essential equipment and medicine to save mothers and children’s lives, says international humanitarian organisation World Vision.

04 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 10,865 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces

  • 2,572 children in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support

  • 6,400 children across four provinces to be registered through UNICEF support to the Government

  • 2,300 people on Epi and Emae Islands in Shefa Province have access to water through UNICEF support

03 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 27, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 1.24 million US dollars (approximately 150 million Japanese yen) to the Pacific Island Countries (Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands and Kiribati) in response to the cyclone disaster.

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • US$ 1.7 million received by UNICEF from The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving response activities

  • 9,968 children on Shefa Province reached in UNICEF-supported measles vaccination campaign.

  • 1,800 households have received distribution of water purification tablets and 380 households have access to hygiene and dignity kits in Shefa Province with support from UNICEF and partners

02 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Typhoon Maysak

· Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia has been declared a state of emergency after a category 5 super typhoon struck the island resulting in five deaths. The typhoon has since weakened and is expected to reach the Philippines this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Pam

02 Apr 2015 description

Communication with the remote island of Tikopia in Solomon Islands' Temotu province is difficult at the best of times.

Audio: Help on the way to cyclone-affected Tikopia (Credit: ABC)

As a result little has been known about how the islanders fared following the impact of Cyclone Pam nearly a month ago.

01 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pacific Island Countries

The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions on earth. Climate change is contributing to tropical cyclones, floods, drought and rising sea levels which have resulted in chronic emergency conditions and in an increase in intensity and frequency of acute emergencies. It has also rendered the people of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters, especially the poor, who are more exposed, thus less able to reduce risk and to recover from disasters.