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22 May 2015 description

The director of Community Health in the Cook Islands, Neti Herman, says they are finally gaining ground in efforts to contain the spread of chikungunya.

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01 May 2015 description

The Cook Islands ministry of health says the Chikungunya outbreak is on the rise and is likely to have not reached its peak yet.

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05 Mar 2015 description

18 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya disease have been confirmed in the Cook Islands.

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19 Feb 2015 description

Outbreak description:

• Dengue-like illness recognized in October 2014. Five cases reported, and 3 tested positive for DENV 1 (2) and DENV 3 (1) by ILM, Tahiti. All three positive cases had travel histories to Tahiti and Samoa. No further transmissions of DENV.

• Since November 2014 a total of 16 specimens were sent to ILM Tahiti. Seven (7) came back positive for Chikungunya and the rest negative for either Zika or Dengue. Four of these cases had travel history to Tahiti and Samoa. Three were autochthonous.

06 Feb 2015 description

The Cook Islands ministry of health has confirmed seven cases of chikungunya on Rarotonga and the community is being urged to destroy potential mosquito breeding sites.

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22 Oct 2013 description
  1. Who are we?

Introduction Humanity faces growing challenges: a rising population, a warming planet, and increasing inequalities of health, well-being and security between the rich and poor. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) global Strategy 2020 provides direction for its work in the face of these challenges. It also clarifies the Secretariat’s priorities in providing membership services to national societies.

03 Sep 2012 description

Coordination in the Pacific Region Confirming that Pacific Island Countries (hereinafter referred to as ‘PICs’) have great potential for economic growth while facing various challenges, including sustainable development,

Renewing recognition of the growing importance to Japan and the United States of strengthening relations with PICs,

Recognizing the need to create open and multi-layered governmental and civil society networks in order to establish a prosperous and stable order in the Asia-Pacific region,

06 Jul 2011 description

The Pacific region covers a vast geographical area comprising thousands of islands and atolls. The majority of Pacific Island countries contend with the challenges of smallness and geographic isolation. The Pacific Island countries are heavily aid-assisted.

08 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The Pacific region covers a vast geographical area comprising thousands of islands and atolls. The majority of Pacific island countries contend with the challenges of smallness and geographic isolation. The Pacific island countries are the most heavily aid-assisted part of the world on a per capita basis.

30 Jun 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 30/06/10.

In brief

Programme summary:

Cross sectoral initiatives during this period include:

- A dialogue with the Pacific Island Forum on potential cooperation initiatives.

- Delivery of the regional Community Resilience Forum, aimed at improving understanding of members in integrated approaches to working with communities.

- A monthly regional newsletter contributed to sharing best practice and improved coordination between Pacific members and Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners.

- A monthly roster of travel by …

15 Apr 2010 description

Period covered by this update: 20 February to 14 April 2010.

Summary: CHF 150,000 (USD 140,434 or EUR 102,280) was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 12 February 2010 to support the Cook Islands Red Cross Society (CIRCS) in delivering assistance to 1,671 beneficiaries over three months.

The distribution of emergency relief items was completed over the reporting period. To date, the operation has provided 69 tents, more than 800 tarpaulins, and food to over 400 families in the affected areas.

22 Feb 2010 description

This report was issued by OCHA Fiji and the OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

This is the last situation report in this series.

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19 Feb 2010 description

Period covered by this update: 12 February 2010 to 19 February 2010

Summary: Following three tropical cyclones, including cyclone Pat (a "category 3" cyclone), CHF 150,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Cook Islands Red Cross Society's relief operation.

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society staff and volunteers have been deployed to Aitutaki, which was the most badly affected island.

19 Feb 2010 description

This report was issued by OCHA Fiji and the OCHA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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18 Feb 2010 description

GENERAL INFORMATION

A week after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pat devastated the island of Aitutaki, roads have been cleared and initial assessments have been conducted. However, electrical and water services are unavailable for most homes on the island.

12 Feb 2010 description

CHF 150,000 (USD 140,434 or EUR 102,280) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Cook Islands Red Cross National Society in delivering immediate assistance to 1,671 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: In a period of two weeks since 28 January 2010, the 15 atolls which make up the Cook Islands have been affected by three successive tropical cyclones.

11 Jan 2010 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the International Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

The period covered in this report: 3 August - 21 December 2009

CHF 50,000 (USD 44,929 or EUR 33,053) has been allocated from the International Federation's …

30 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009

In brief

Programme summary:

The last six months have been marked by a number of small and large scale disasters in the Pacific region. The Red Cross Societies of Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji have responded to the needs of communities affected by a devastating earthquake and tsunami, a sunken Ferry, a triple epidemic (cholera, dysentery and influenza), a volcano eruption, floods and a cyclone.