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24 May 2018 description

Vanuatu's national co-ordinator for emergency medical teams says the threat of infectious disease is an acute concern on the volcanically active Ambae Island.

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24 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Kiribati

• Dengue-like illness: Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue:

• Kiribati reports an increase in Dengue-Like Illness (DLI) cases. Since 21 March 2018, there have been 387 DLI cases.There have been 4 hospitalised cases, no deaths have been reported. Samples have been sent to reference laboratory for confirmation. Mass clean-up campaign has been conducted in the communities. Source: Kiribati MHMS

24 May 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a decreased in total consultation from 2226 consultation in epiweek 19 to 1997 consultation in epiweek 20, with decreased in reporting rates (64%) in epiweek 20.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

22 May 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Disaster office says only about 10 percent of the population are expected to take up the government's offer of help to evacuate the volcanic island of Ambae.

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22 May 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 21/05/18 :

  • Semaine 21 (en cours) du 21/05/18 au 27/05/18 : Pas de cas
  • Semaine 20 du 14/05/18 au 20/05/18 : 16 cas confirmés

127 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 13 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

17 May 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a slight increase in total consultation from 2167 consultation in epiweek 18 to 2226 consultation in epiweek 19, with no changes of reporting rates (82%) from previous week (18).

17 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga

  • Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

  • Dengue-**like illness**: Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue:

16 May 2018 description

15 May 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu - It's a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially being the first nation in the world to legally ban the use of plastic straws. The passing of legislation in February will see the end of single use plastic bags, polystyrene takeaway boxes and straws by 1 July, 2018.

As the planet mobilises towards addressing the challenge of a plastic ocean, the island of Vanuatu is mobilising to ensure a plastic bag, straw and polystyrene takeaway box free nation.

15 May 2018 description

30.6 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED INSIDE THEIR COUNTRY IN 2017

16 May 2018, London – Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

15 May 2018 description

Situation sur Wallis et Futuna au 15/05/18 :

  • Semaine 20 (en cours) du 14/05/18 au 20/05/18 : 4 cas confirmés
  • Semaine 19 du 07/05/18 au 13/05/18 : 10 cas confirmés

115 cas de Dengue confirmés ou probables à Wallis et Futuna en 2017/2018 dont 12 hospitalisations.

Wallis :

14 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following, the Government of Vanuatu’s declaration of a threemonth state of emergency on Ambae Island from 13 April to 13 July, the entire population of the Island is set to be permanently relocated.
    By 15 May, it is expected that the registration of all Ambae residents by the Civil Registry and Vital Statistics Office will be completed.

  • Four permanent relocation sites have been identified in the nearby island of Maewo, where 19 communities have agreed to host 3,000 Ambae evacuees as they relocate to new settlement sites.

11 May 2018 description

The people of Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae Island can voluntary evacuate to nearby Maewo, the government says.

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11 May 2018 description

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

Vanua Lava volcano is continuing to show signs of unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

The volcanic unrest continues at Vanua Lava. The volcanic activity is likely to continue at similar levels, consistent with Volcanic Alert Level 1. Danger Zone for life safety is limited around the volcanic area and the Sulfur river.

10 May 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga

• Diarrhoea: Cook Islands

• Dengue-like illness: Kiribati

Other Updates:

Dengue:

• Kiribati reports an increase in dengue-like illness cases. Since 21 March 2018, 95 samples have been tested, of these 22 tested NS1 +ve using Dengue duo RDT kit. There have been 3 hospitalised cases, no deaths have been reported. Samples have been sent to reference laboratory for confirmation. Source: Kiribati MHMS

09 May 2018 description

Suva, Fiji 09 May 2018 – Following the eruption of the Ambae volcano, in the northern part of Vanuatu, the European Union is providing €120 000 (VUV 15988 416) to channel emergency assistance to the affected communities. The aid will directly benefit up to 5 000 people in some of the worst-hit areas in southern and eastern parts of Ambae Island, including Santo, Maewo, and Pentecost.

09 May 2018 description

Eight secondary schools on Vanuatu's Ambae will be moved to schools on other islands due to the continuing volcanic eruption, the government says.

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