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22 Jun 2018 description

An earthquake of 6.1 M magnitude at a depth of 21 km occurred near the coast of Efate island (Shefa Province) on 21 June at 21.13 UTC. The epicentre was located 33 km east-southeast of the national capital Port Vila. USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "strong" for 24 000 people and "moderate" for 22 000 people. As of 22 June at 7.00 UTC, no immediate reports of casualties and damages have been reported.

21 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease:

21 Jun 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate:

There is an increased in total consultation from 2871 consultation in epiweek 23 to 3000 consultation in epiweek 24, with increased in reporting rates from (64%) in epiweek 23 to 73% in epiweek 24.

20 Jun 2018 description

A Vanuatu teacher working with students relocated from Ambae to Maewo says they are struggling to learn anything due to a lack of resources and facilities.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

19 Jun 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 12/06/18 :

  • Semaine 25 (en cours) du 18/06/18 au 24/06/18 : 2 cas confirmés

  • Semaine 24 du 11/06/18 au 17/06/18 : 7 cas confirmés

171 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 16 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

  • 162 Cas confirmés ou probables au total en 2017/2018 :

  • 12 Cas importés :

18 Jun 2018 description

The Vanuatu Daily Post reports a truck driver who was driving at night was caught in flash flooding during heavy rain.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

15 Jun 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is an increased in total consultation from 1656 consultation in epiweek 22 to 2871 consultation in epiweek 23, with decreased in reporting rates from (91%) in epiweek 22 to 64% in epiweek 23.

15 Jun 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 12/06/18 :

  • Semaine 24 (en cours) du 11/06/18 au 17/06/18 : 1 cas confirmé

  • Semaine 23 du 04/06/18 au 10/06/18 : 15 cas confirmés

163 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 16 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

  • 158 Cas confirmés ou probables au total en 2017/2018 :

  • 12 Cas importés :

15 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Acute Fever and Rash: Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Dengue:

· Fiji had declared the dengue outbreak over. The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported in a decrease in the number of dengue fever cases reported nationally in the last six weeks. The number of cases at present is at the levels usually seen during this time of the year. Source: Media

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The threat level of the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island is now categorized as “major unrest state” and was lowered from volcanic alert level three to level two.

• A voluntary assisted movement of Ambae Island residents to Maewo Island is being planned by the Government of Vanuatu, with four permanent relocation sites identified. Around 800 people are known to have already voluntarily left Ambae. Meanwhile, some 2,000 residents remain displaced on Ambae, living with host communities or in evacuation centres on the island.

14 Jun 2018 description

Manaro Voui, the active volcano which forms the island of Ambae in Vanuatu, has been erupting since September last year, killing crops, polluting the air and water, and forcing people to flee their homes.

Recent eruptions have worsened, food crops and water sources are now severely contaminated. Heavy ashfall has destroyed homes and is thought to have caused a landslide that ripped through an entire village. Many areas of Ambae are now deemed uninhabitable for the near future.

11 Jun 2018 description

Vanuatu's Penama Province is planning to move its capital due to the ongoing Manaro volcanic eruption on Ambae.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

08 Jun 2018 description

By Deodat Maharaj, UNDP Senior Advisor for the Caribbean

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS) - As a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week’s dialogue focused on “Financing Resilience in SIDS” held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and Belgium.

The gathering sought to identify the main risks facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS), especially in terms of financing and innovative solutions to the countries’ challenges.

08 Jun 2018 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne

  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Today we announce that Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18 will provide further assistance to support the Government of Vanuatu in response to the ongoing impact of volcanic activity on Ambae Island.

08 Jun 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a decreased in total consultation from 2064 consultation in epiweek 21 to 1438 consultation in epiweek 22, with decreased in reporting rates from (91%) in epiweek 21 to 82% in epiweek 22.

08 Jun 2018 description
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Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card 2018
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Effects of Climate Change Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Sea Levels and Inundation Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Acidification Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Events Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Sea Temperature Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Mangroves Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Seagrasses and Seagrass Habitats Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Corals Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Shellfish Relevant to Pacific Islands, and the Coastal Fisheries they Support
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Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Fisheries Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Settlements and Infrastructure Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Society, Culture and Gender Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on 1.5° Temperature Rise Relevant to the Pacific Islands

Pacific marine climate change - partnership with regional and UK experts reveals full regional impacts

07 Jun 2018 description

VANUATU VOLCANO ALERT BULLETIN N°5 - AMBAE ACTIVITY

Thursday June 7th 2018

AMBAE VOLCANO 
15°24’0”S 167°50’0”E Summit 4908ft (1496m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level:** Level 2**

Ambae volcano is in the major unrest state. The Volcanic Alert Level is lowered to Level 2 .

07 Jun 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu

Other Updates:

Dengue:

• Kiribati : As of 4 June there have been 665 dengue-like illness cases since 21 March 2018. There have been 18 hospitalised cases, and one death in a 9 year old who presented with symptoms of severe dengue. Source: Kiribati MHMS