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17 Oct 2018 description

The need to accelerate climate change adaptation and improve multi-hazard early warning systems to increase resilience to extreme weather took centre-stage at WMO’s Regional Association for Asia and the Pacific (RAV), hosted by Tonga from 15-17 October.

17 Oct 2018 description

Pacific countries presented the status of progress in the development of their early warning systems as part of a three-year project entitled “Strengthening Hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in the Pacific”.

Representatives from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu provided updates at a session in Tonga on progress and priorities.

17 Oct 2018 description


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


Epidémie à Fidji


Circulation en France

17 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The threat level for Manaro Voui Volcano on Ambae Island in Vanuatu was decreased in late September from volcanic alert level 3 to a level 2, as the possibility that its activity will escalate is considered low.

  • The Government of Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers has extended a state of emergency for Ambae Island to 26 November 2018, and resettlement to Ambae Island is prohibited until the state of emergency lapses.

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.

09 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.

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:


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


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


Circulation active au Brésil


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


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

28 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


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.