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17 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.

“The decision to deploy defence force personnel overseas is one of the hardest for any government to take, especially when these deployments are to challenging and dangerous environments,” Jacinda Ardern said.

12 Sep 2018 description

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

  • Un (1) cas importé de dengue de type 2 a été signalé par l’Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) de Nouvelle-Zélande pour la période allant du 1er au 7 septembre 2018. Il s’agit d’une personne ayant séjourné aux Îles Salomon.

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Polio

12 Sep 2018 description
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East Africa worst hit by internal displacement in first half of 2018

Geneva, 12 September 2018 - Latest figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveal that millions of people across the world have become displaced inside their own country since January. Worldwide, there were 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018, based on the analysis of data from the 10 worst-affected countries.

11 Sep 2018 description

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):  

- One (1) imported case of **dengue 2** with travel history to **Solomon Islands Islands** was reported by New Zealand ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd) for the period 01/09/18 to 07/09/2018. 

Other updates **since the last map was sent on PacNet on 3 September 2018** 

Polio 

10 Sep 2018 description

A climate scientist says the inclusion of climate change as a security issue by Pacific Island leaders is an opportunity to push for more urgent action in the region.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

07 Sep 2018 description

The Australian government must urgently evacuate the 107 refugee children and their families trapped in appalling conditions in Nauru, or else accept New Zealand’s offer to provide safe haven, said Amnesty International, as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) comes to a close in Nauru today.

The four-day meeting, which brought together leaders from across the region, comprehensively failed to address the needs of refugees, with the approved draft Forum Communiqué featuring no mention of an improved, human rights-oriented approach to refugee policy.

07 Sep 2018 description

Children detained by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru are suffering mentally and some attempting suicide

By Jared Ferrie

PHNOM PENH, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children detained by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru are suffering mentally and some attempting suicide, according to human rights groups and refugees who appealed to a regional leaders meeting on Wednesday to resettle them elsewhere.

06 Sep 2018 description

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with agencies helping refugees in Nauru yesterday but didn't meet directly with refugees.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

04 Sep 2018 description

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

  • Six (6) cas importés de dengue (sérotype DEN-2 : 4 cas, sérotype DEN-4: 1 cas et sérotype inconnu: 1 cas) ont été signalés par les services sanitaires du Queensland (données relatives aux maladies à déclaration obligatoire) au cours de la période du 1er janvier 2018 au 26 août 2018 (informations disponibles en ligne). Il s’agit de personnes ayant séjourné aux Fidji.

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04 Sep 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

ROUGEOLE

Recrudescence en France

03 Sep 2018 description

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):

03 Sep 2018 description

Six years after the Australian government began sending people seeking asylum to Nauru, there are still around 900 people left on the island, including an estimated 109 children.1 All of them will have been there for over four years. Almost 200 people lived in a processing centre, including 14 children,2 until they were cleared out along with tents and temporary accommodation they were living in for the Pacific Islands Forum.3 In 2013, Amnesty International reported that Australia’s policy of offshore processing was breaking people. Six years on, people are broken.

03 Sep 2018 description

By Gia Garrick

Regional security and other pressing issues like climate change will be top of the formal agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru this week.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

28 Aug 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 20 août 2018 :

Polynésie française : L’épidémie de grippe A a été déclarée éteinte. L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte. – Source: Bulletin de surveillance sanitaire en Polynésie Française - Semaines 31 et 32 2018, posté sur PacNet le 21 août 2018.

23 Aug 2018 description

The Prime Minister is softening her language over whether she will meet with refugees on Nauru when she visits the island for the Pacific Islands Forum next month.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Aug 2018 description

DENGUE 2

  • Fin de l’alerte

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

GRIPPE

Fin de l’épidémie de grippe A

FIEVRE JAUNE

Circulation active au Brésil

OREILLONS

Circulation à Hawaii, en Nouvelle-Zélande et au Vanuatu

ROUGEOLE

Épidemie en France

20 Aug 2018 description

Additional information of relevance (e.g. imported cases with travel history to Pacific Island countries and territories):

16 Aug 2018 description

At 30 June 2018, there were 1347 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 239 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,4 20 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

14 Aug 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 6 août 2018 :

14 Aug 2018 description

Highlights since the last map was sent on PacNet on 6 August 2018