WFP/Government of the Marshall Islands News Release
The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative of the Governments of the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in the event of a disaster.
Outbreak came to the attention of RMI Ministry of Health in late January, with report of a traveler who was ill in November after a 3 week stay in Majuro and later testing in Australia. 34 met case definition since expanded surveillance for Zika begun Jan 29. Two new possible cases in past 25 days and none in past week. Out of the 34 suspect cases:6 pregnant ladies, 1 pos PCR (index case), 1 neg PCR but positive Igm. 2 delivered (babies did not meet the microencephaly criteria). And 2 pregnant mothers are still waiting for Igm testing.
RMI Drought Immediate and Near Response Plan endorsed by Cabinet on 3rd March 2016.
Her Excellency President Dr. Hilda Heine has extended the RMI State of Drought Disaster on 6th April 2016
Response efforts coordinated through the National Emergency Operation Center.
Funding and Contributions
Complementing the Declaration on State of Emergency: Immediate Drought Response Plan Republic of the Marshall Islands
WHEREAS, the prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely low precipitation and the recent El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) rivals the severity of the last two strongest El Nino events on record triggrering a highly extended period of dry season until July latest and RMI is now in a severe drought condition, and
We, the Pacific Islands Ministers, gathered in Nadi, Fiji, on 28 October 2015 to deliberate on strengthening climate change resilience through reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH);
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has ratified an international treaty which enables the country to access a global gene pool of more than 1.6 million plants that belong to the most important food crops.
The Pacific Island nation has become the 132nd Contracting Party to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture through support from the treaty Secretariat, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
The RMI Ministry of Health, and the Office of Environmental Planning & Policy Coordination, (OEPPC) under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to initiate the delivery, installation and maintenance of 58 solar pumps and 168 solar panels to the Outer Islands Dispensary System under the RMI Ministry of Health.
The MOU signed on April 23, 2014, defines the working relationship between the two agencies in order to implement the delivery, installation and monitoring of the solar panels and pumps.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands was hit by devastating King Tides earlier this week as it prepares to host the next meeting of the Cartagena Dialogue for Progressive Action, a unique coalition of developed and developing countries working to secure an ambitious global climate treaty in 2015.
President Loeak and First Lady Lieom Anono Loeak, were joined by Cabinet Members, Minister Phillip Muller, Minister Hilda C. Heine, and Minister Michael Konelios, in delivering food and water supplies to families who were affected by the King Tides that struck the northeast parts of the Capital, Majuro, on the early morning hours of Monday, March 3, 2014.
The National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management (DRM NAP) 2008 ‐ 2018 provides a roadmap of how the Republic of Marshall Islands will go about implementing the strategy of establishing a coordinated and effective national disaster risk reduction and disaster management system for all hazards
This plan, utilises the authority for the establishment and operation of the National Disaster Management Committee, as contained in the Disaster Assistance Act of 1987, and describes the policy, procedures, and specific roles associated with the disaster management arrangements with regard to the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and major emergencies which occur within the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
This Plan analyzes the risk from hazards, reviews existing laws, programs and regulations, and proposes appropriate hazard mitigation measures and actions necessary for the implementation of these measures and actions to reduce these vulnerabilities. [audio file available].
Majuro, Marshall Islands--------------Joined by members of the Cabinet and a representative from the Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority, RMI President Christopher J. Loeak presented a check of $5K for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan to
Philippine Honorary Consul Dr. Alex Pinano at the Cabinet conference room last week
Thursday, November 21, 2013. Honorary Consul Dr. Pinano expressed gratitude to the Government and people of the RMI for the generous donation and support to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Reginald White, Meteorologist in Charge
Extremely High Tide combined with long-period swells from the south to produce 6 to 8 feet surfs to cause Coastal Inundation in the Southeast to Southwest parts of Majuro.
- Executive Summary
The Republic of the Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands, islets and atolls with a land area of 180 square kilometers. The group is spread in two formations, with the eastern groups known as the Ratak ("Sunrise") chain and the Western groups the Ralik ("Sunset") chain