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15 Oct 2017 description

Dr Jude Gedeon met with the media on Wednesday 11th October to give an update on the pneumonic plague situation in Seychelles. Speaking to several media houses, he addressed the case of pneumonic plague that was confirmed yesterday. He also stressed on current and additional measures being taken by the Ministry of Health to prevent this from spreading.

15 Oct 2017 description

In an interview today, Tuesday 10th October 2017, Dr Jude Gedeon, Public Health Commissioner confirmed that a 34 year old man has been infected with pneumonic plague. The man who travelled to Madagascar, arrived in Seychelles on Friday 6th October 2017, at which point he was placed under passive surveillance.

16 Mar 2015 description

Following a devastating cyclone which ravaged the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, President James Michel has addressed a message of condolences and solidarity to Ni-Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale and the Government and people of Vanuatu, on behalf of the government and people of Seychelles.

30 Jun 2013 description

Tropical Storm “Felleng”’s proximity to Seychelles on the week of the 27th January brought with it heavy rain causing severe flooding in five districts: Anse Aux Pins, Au Cap and Pointe Larue which were declared “disaster zones” and Cascade and La Digue island which were also significantly affected. Hundreds of households were affected, dozens of families were displaced, infrastructure was damaged beyond repair and many farms were destroyed.

06 Feb 2013 description

February, 5, 2013-- The Government of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates has today donated 2 million US Dollars to the National Disaster Relief Fund in order to bring assistance to the people in Seychelles who suffered in the course of the flooding disaster last week.

02 Feb 2013 description

February 1, 2012 -- President James Michel has visited la Digue today in the plateau areas which were flooded during the heavy rainfall of this week. Mr. Michel visited families whose homes are still surrounded by water as well as viewing the roads and areas which are a source of concern for the residents.

01 Feb 2013 description


  • Heavy rains brought by the tropical storm Felleng on 27 January 2013 combined with a high tide resulted in severe flooding and caused extensive devasatation to coastline areas and widespread structural damages to infrastructure (roads, bridges, houses) mostly in the eastern areas of Mahe Island

  • On 27 January 2013, the Government declared three districts, Point Larue, Anse Aux Pins and Au Cap as disaster zones

  • Preliminary damage and needs assessment estimates that USD 9.3million is needed for response and recovery activities

30 Jan 2013 description

January,30,2013-- President Michel has expressed satisfaction with the disaster relief and clean-up efforts following a visit to the districts of Au cap, Anse Aux Pins and Pointe Larue today.