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16 Oct 2018 description

Ambae people displaced by volcano offered land on Maewo

Two landmark ceremonies orchestrated by the Chiefs of Maewo on 2 and 3 October 2018 will now ensure that the people of Ambae could begin using the land for both food production and construction of shelters in two relocation sites – Sanasum and Naruru.

11 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

• Influenza-like illness: Northern Marianna Islands

Other Update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

09 Oct 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 1 octobre 2018 :

  • Tonga : L’épidémie de dengue de type 2 a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 8 octobre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

09 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • In late September the Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) decreased the Ambae Volcano activity to level 2. There is no evidence that the activity level will further decrease in the short term.

  • COM decision 149/2018 approved the Maewo Chiefs Plan (Plan A) to adopt Ambae evacuated families on a case by case, family and community basis into Maewo tribe.

08 Oct 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is increased in total number of consultation from 2,305 consultation in epiweek 38 to 2,798 consultation in epiweek 39, with decreased in reporting rates from 73% in epiweek 38 to 45% in epiweek 39 from the sentinel sites.

08 Oct 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Mariana Is, Samoa
  • Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia, Palau

Other Updates:

Polio

04 Oct 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office is urging Ambae evacuees to be patient during the extended state of emergency due to their island's volcanic activity.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

04 Oct 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 04/10/18 :

  • Semaine 40 (en cours) du 01/10/18 au 07/10/18 : Pas de cas

  • Semaine 39 du 24/09/18 au 30/09/18 : 2 cas confirmés

221 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 23 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

207 Cas confirmés ou probables au total en 2017/2018 :

14 Cas importés :

  • 13 de Nouvelle-Calédonie :

    • 11 cas confirmés par PCR : 7 à DENV-1 et 4 à DENV-2

    • 1 cas sérologique probable IgG+/IgM+

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

03 Oct 2018 description

Autres informations utiles (cas importés/personnes ayant séjourné dans un ou plusieurs États et Territoires insulaires océaniens) :

02 Oct 2018 description

DENGUE 2

Epidémie en cours ou circulation active aux Samoa Américaines, Kiribati, Tonga, Nouvelle-Calédonie et Réunion

FIEVRE JAUNE

Circulation active au Brésil

OREILLONS

Circulation à Hawaii, en Nouvelle-Zélande et au Vanuatu

01 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

  • Council of Ministers (COMs) decision 149/2018 extended the State of Emergency on the island of Ambae until the 26th November 2018.

  • The COMs decision have also approved the Maewo Chiefs Plan (Plan A) to adopt Ambae Evacuated families into the Maewo tribes, on a case by case, family, community basis through customary adoption and integration for the families to be resettled in Maewo.

01 Oct 2018 description

In Vanuatu the people of Ambae are today marking what they call the "Ambae Exodus" to remember the first evacuation from the island after the eruption of the Manaro volcano in September last year.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

29 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/12071

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-treizième session, 12e & 13e séances plénières, matin & après-midi

28 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12071

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-third Session, 12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM)

As the General Assembly entered the fourth day of its general debate today, world leaders once again called to the fore the threats posed by climate change and unilateralism and their impact on international peace and security, while also highlighting several successful transitions from conflict to peace as proof that diplomacy and multilateralism are effective and offer a hopeful sign for the future.

28 Sep 2018 description

Port Vila – Vanuatu this week (26 September) launched a National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement with support from the IOM Development Fund (IDF).

Sudden and slow-onset disasters are increasing features of life in the Pacific island nation. In the last two months alone, 11,000 people have been displaced from Ambae island due to an eruption of its Manaro volcano, triggering a whole-of-government response to meet their needs and the needs of the neighbouring island communities now supporting them.

28 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu today signed a $500,000 grant agreement to support the second Vanuatu Manaro Volcano Disaster Response Project. Up to $150,000 of the amount can be used for emergency and humanitarian costs, which the government has incurred to date in response to the disaster.

The agreement was signed by Executive Director Mr. In-chang Song representing Vanuatu on the ADB Board of Directors and ADB Pacific Department Director General Ms. Carmela Locsin at a ceremony at ADB headquarters.

27 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Samoa

  • Influenza-like illness: Palau

  • Dengue-like illness: Samoa

Other Updates:

Dengue

25 Sep 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 25/09/18 :

  • Semaine 39 (en cours) du 24/09/18 au 30/09/18 : 2 cas confirmés

  • Semaine 38 du 17/09/18 au 23/09/18 : 1 cas confirmé

222 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 23 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

208 Cas confirmés ou probables au total en 2017/2018 :

14 Cas importés :

  • 13 de Nouvelle-Calédonie :

    • 11 cas confirmés par PCR : 7 à DENV-1 et 4 à DENV-2

    • 1 cas sérologique probable IgG+/IgM+