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02 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.

Oxfam's Country Director in the Solomon Islands Abimibola Akinyemi said forecasts showed the storm was expected to travel South-South-West from Isabel province, towards Western Province. Tropical cyclone warnings are current for all Solomon Islands Provinces.

02 Jul 2015 description

Cyclone Raquel is weakening but forecasters are warning flash floods and landslides are still likely for Solomon Islands.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

01 Jul 2015 description

By Becky Webb, IFRC

Concerns are mounting as tropical cyclone Raquel continues to bear down on the Solomon Islands, with coastal communities already facing heavy rains and gale force winds. An official tropical cyclone watch was announced by the countries’ Meteorological Service at 7.30 am on 1 July and communities are now being warned of the potential for thunderstorms, sea swells and coastal flooding.

30 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

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

Other updates


30 Jun 2015 description

More than 140 delegates from across the Pacific are gathering in Auckland this week to discuss the future of humanitarian action in the region.

Read more on the OCHA website.

25 Jun 2015 description



Hight risk of severe drought in PNG,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Island. The risk of drought is also high for Palau, Northern Marianas and Guam, FSM and Marshall Islands.

Increased rainfall

Above normal rainfall is expected in Kiribati between June and August 2015


23 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund


According to the World Risk Index 2014, the Pacific has four (Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) of the top ten countries at greatest risk. Vanuatu is at the top of the list. In previous years, Fiji was also included among the top ten.

22 Jun 2015 description


The Pacific Region had nine major emergencies between November 2013 and June 2014.The 2014 - 2015 cyclone season has been one of the most active in terms of the number and intensity of cyclones, as well as the length of season. A total of 9 cyclones were observed with five of these having significant humanitarian consequences.

19 Jun 2015 description


This Revised International Appeal seeks a total of CHF 6,886,878 to enable the IFRC to support the coordinated response of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS), Kiribati Red Cross Society (KRCS), Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS), Tuvalu Red Cross Society (TRCS) and Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) to deliver emergency assistance and longer-term support to some 100,200 people (20,040 households) following Tropical Cyclone Pam (and other storms) for a period of 24 months.

16 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: American Samoa, Pitcairn Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
  • Prolonged Fever:Pitcairn Islands, Tonga

Other updates


14 Jun 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: Tokelau, Tonga
  • Influenza-like illness: Tonga
  • Prolonged Fever:Tonga, Kiribati
  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau

Other updates


12 Jun 2015 description

5 June, Port Vila, Vanuatu – On World Environment Day this year, the Government of Vanuatu and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) signed a milestone Host Country Agreement, which will facilitate the in-country implementation of the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) Project.

09 Jun 2015 description

The unfolding El Niño event is predicted by climate models to be a major event, possibly one of the strongest ever recorded



08 Jun 2015 description


The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

08 Jun 2015 description

Fiji farmers joined their colleagues from Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu at the Ministry of Agriculture Research Station in Sigatoka, Fiji, this week to explore and learn new technologies that could mitigate extreme weather conditions and help grow temperate crops all year round.

Off-season vegetable production in the South Pacific occurs in the rainy summer months, typically October to March, when vegetable production is curtailed by high rainfall, high temperatures and humidity.

08 Jun 2015 description

Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale will join community leaders from Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands on Monday at an emergency meeting on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior to develop an action plan following the devastation of Cyclone Pam.

Representatives from the Philippines, including former Philippines climate change commissioner Naderev Yeb Saño, will also join the workshop to share their experiences of super typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit that devastated the cities of Tacloban and Dolores in 2013 and 2014.

05 Jun 2015 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été identifiés:

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

Autres mises à jour:


• Une épidémie de chikungunya est en cours aux Îles Cook et aux Îles Marshall. Le nombre hebdomadaire de cas à Kiribati a diminué de manière significative.

• Les îles Cook rapportent un total de 616 cas dont 44 nouveaux cas pour la semaine s’achevant le 31 mai 2015.

• Au 4 juin 2015, les îles Marshall rapportent 629 cas depuis février 2015.