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05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.

04 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 42 per cent of the 16,000 children targeted by UNICEF for access to temporary learning spaces in Shefa and Tafea provinces have been reached.

  • Almost 65 per cent of the 14,368 early childhood and primary-aged children (including children with disabilities) targeted by UNICEF have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

30 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été identifiées:

• Fièvre éruptive: Tuvalu

• Diarrhée: Polynésie française, Palau

• Syndrome grippal: Nauru

• Fièvre prolongée: Tonga, Tuvalu

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

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

30 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Tuvalu
· Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Palau
· Influenza-like illness: Nauru
· Prolonged Fever: Tonga, Tuvalu

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.

· Cook Islands reports 50 cases in the week to 26 April 2015. Mass clean-up campaign was conducted in Rarotonga on 27 April 2015.

28 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 April 2015

Nepal: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April has affected 8 million people. As of 28 April, 5,057 people have been reported dead, and more than 8,500 injured. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in tents, while the villages closest to the quake’s epicentre remain inaccessible.

28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 6,735 affected girls and boys, (42 per cent of target) in Shefa and Tafea Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support.

  • 14,368 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities (64 per cent of UNICEF target) have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.

  • 23,962 children (96 per cent of target) have been immunized against measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

27 Apr 2015 description

The Pacific islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But sadly, poor waste management is a major threat to sustainable development in Pacific island countries and territories. It has negative impacts on biodiversity, water quality, fisheries, agriculture, tourism and quality of life in general. Notably, some types of waste also pose a grave threat to human health.

A partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) promises to address some of the Pacific region's most pressing, and dangerous, waste issues.

27 Apr 2015 description

Kiribati's Director of Public Health Tioboa Timeon has declared an outbreak of Chikungunya virus in most of the country's outer islands.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

27 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Marshall Islands, Palau

· Diarrhoea:Palau

· Influenza-**like illness:**American Samoa, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Chikungunya

· Outbreaks are on-going in Cook Islandsand**Marshall Islands.**Weekly number of cases in American Samoa, Kiribatiand Samoa have reduced significantly**.**

27 Apr 2015 description

Les alertes suivantes ont été signalées:

Fièvre éruptive: îles Marshall, Palau

Diarrhée: Palau

Syndrome grippal: Samoa américaines, Tonga

Fièvre prolongée: Tonga

Autres mises à jour:

Chikungunya

21 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,535 affected girls and boys in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces

  • 3,468 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities received learning materials and school supplies

  • 20,312 children (81% of target) immunised against measles & rubella, received Vitamin A and de-worming in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

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