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14 Aug 2018 description

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

14 Aug 2018 description

Vanuatu's government says the island of Ambae has been completely evacuated.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

14 Aug 2018 description

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

10 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Samoa, Kiribati, Niue

  • Prolonged Fever: Marshall Island

  • Diarrhoea: Marshal Island

  • Influenza like Illness: Tokelau

Other Updates:

Pertussis:

10 Aug 2018 description

A state of emergency remains in place on the Vanuatu island of Ambae following an increase in volcanic activity in late July and a mass evacuation of the island is currently underway.

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10 Aug 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Provident Fund's general manager, Parmod Achary, has confirmed the agency victims from the Manaro volcanic ash fall can now claim up to 20 percent of their savings.

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10 Aug 2018 description

Suva, Fiji / Canberra, Australia, 9 August, 2018—The Government of Australia and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have entered into a partnership with six Pacific governments to transform lives by ensuring more women and young people in the Pacific can access sexual and reproductive health services.

07 Aug 2018 description

For the third time since September 2017, the Manaro Voui volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island has produced thick ash fall and gas emissions. The latest cycle of eruptions has blanketed the island with ash, including in areas not previously impacted. Many parts of the island are uninhabitable due to the impact on housing, crops and water sources. The Government of Vanuatu declared a state of emergency on 12 April 2018.

07 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The threat level of the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae Island is now categorized as “minor eruption”, and has therefore increased from volcanic alert level two to level three.

  • The Government of Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers (COM) reinstated the State of Emergency on Ambae for two months – 26 July to 26 September 2018 - and ordered the immediate compulsory evacuation of all people in Ambae to nearby Maewo island.

07 Aug 2018 description

A volcano has been spewing ash since September, forcing the island's 11,000 residents to evacuate

By Jared Ferrie

PHNOM PENH Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first boatload of people fleeing a volcano in Vanuatu has reached a neighbouring island, officials said on Friday, as the government began the compulsory evacuation of residents who may never be able to return.

Some were crying as they left the Pacific island of Ambae, where a volcano has been spewing ash since September, said a local official who watched the first boat leave.

06 Aug 2018 description

Chiefs from the western part of Ambae are again calling on the Vanuatu government to evacuate them to Santo rather than Maewo.

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03 Aug 2018 description

A community leader from the Vanuatu island of Santo is warning people fleeing the volcanic eruption on Ambae to think again about settling there.

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03 Aug 2018 description

Background

On 23rd September 2017, the activity level for Monaro volcano on Ambae Island (Penama Province) in Vanuatu was raised to Level 4 , which reflected a moderate state of eruption state. Communities began to experience volcanic hazards including flying rocks and volcanic gas, as well as ash-fall and acid-rain, which caused significant damage to garden crops. From 24th September, evacuations began for people living in high risk areas on Ambae and a state of emergency was declared until 24 October 2018.

CAN DO Response

02 Aug 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, FSM, Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue

  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 31 July there have been 1,707 cases since February 2018; including 211 hospitalised cases and two deaths in children. The outbreak appears to be slowing down. Source Dengue-like illness SitRep No 26, Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

  • Dengue serotype-1 outbreak is ongoing in Wallis and Futuna.

State of emergency volcanic eruption

02 Aug 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a slight decreased in total consultation from 1332 consultation in epiweek 29 to 538 consultation in epiweek 30, with decreased in reporting rate from 64% in Epiweek 29 to 55% in epiweek 30 from the sentinel sites.

01 Aug 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office says a mandatory evacuation of Ambae island will start later this week.

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31 Jul 2018 description

For the past week Ambae has been rocked by the largest eruptions since volcanic activity began in September 2017. Ashfall has rendered parts of the island dark in the middle of the day, crops and water sources have suffered severe damage and the Vanuatu Council of Ministers has ordered the island’s population of over 10,000 people be evacuated.