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Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 14 January 2019
Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).
This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 7 January 2019
There have been no new confirmed cases of dengue (DEN-1) reported in Wallis and Futuna in the past four (4) weeks. The alert has been removed from the map. – Source: Agence de Santé des Iles Wallis et Futuna, Épidémie de dengue 2017-2018 à Wallis et Futuna, Bulletin épidémiologique No 49 – Situation au 14 janvier 2019, sent on PacNet on 14 January 2019
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 17 December 2018
A new outbreak of dengue serotype 2 (DENV-2) has been declared in New Caledonia on 21 December 2018. – More information can be found on the Bulletin épidémiologique No 32, Direction des Affaires Sanitaire et Sociales de Nouvelle-Calédonie, shared on PacNet earlier today.
We look at some of the catastrophes and outrages that caused millions of children to have their education disrupted this year.
One in four of the world’s school-age children - over 500 million - lives in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
Will an El Nino take place?
Current forecasts of Eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures (SST) and expert judgement point to a significant likelihood of an El Nino materializing: currently this stands at over 90% chance of it happening by early 2019.
How long is it likely to last and how intense is it likely to get?
The Asia and the Pacific region has seen tremendous development over the last 30 years. Across the region, however, conflict and violent extremism continue to threaten future development and security. Under the global development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments have committed to fight poverty and inequality, tackle climate change, and build peaceful societies.
Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 10 décembre 2018
Une épidémie de dengue a récemment été déclarée par la République de Palau après la confirmation en laboratoire de deux cas de dengue de sérotype 3 (DENV-3) chez des personnes n’ayant pas voyagé récemment à l’étranger. Il s’agit de la première fois que le virus DENV-3 est identifié à Palau.– Source: communication personnelle avec des représentants des autorités sanitaires le 11 décembre 2018.
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 10 December 2018
An outbreak of dengue serotype 3 (DENV-3) has recently been declared in Palau following the laboratory confirmation of two cases. Both cases have no recent history of overseas travel and this is the first time ever that DENV-3 is identified in Palau. - Source: personal communication with country officials on 11 December 2018
This document presents an overview of safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. See our Regional Security Incident Analysis for selective country overviews.
Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 3 décembre 2018
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 3 December 2018
An increasing number of dengue positive cases (serotype unknown) has been reported in Nauru. From 25 October to 5 December 2018, 114 samples were tested in the laboratory using NS1Ag Combo and 42 were positives. A batch of samples will be sent shortly to a reference laboratory for serotyping.– Source: personal communication with country officials on 10 December 2018
Defending human rights on the frontlines in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.
Éléments nouveaux/faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 26 novembre 2018
Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 26 November 2018