The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Pacific Island governments with one of the greatest security challenges faced in the region’s history. Over the past 18 months, no aspect of policymaking has been spared the impact of the pandemic, with fundamental shifts in the region’s human security, traditional security, economic base and relations with external partners.

The crisis has demanded innovation and bold whole-of-nation policy responses. In this period, it is more important than ever for Pacific policymakers to connect with one another, share expertise, and communicate policy responses. It is in this spirit that the Australia Pacific Security College has sought to track and analyse responses from national governments and Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies through our long-standing Trendlines series, and now, through our interactive COVID-19 Pacific Response map.

In this map, you will see key facts, updated fortnightly, which reveal COVID-19 cases, deaths and vaccination rates across the region, as well as links to analysis from the College about the policymaking and security responses taken by governments to the pandemic.

If you have suggestions for additions or revisions please get in contact with the College at psc@anu.edu.au

 

 

Sources:

COVID-19 case numbers and deaths, source: https://who.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/345dfdc82b5c4f6a815f1d54a05d18ec
COVID-19 vaccination rates, as a percentage of total population, source: https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinationsCOVID-19 vaccination rates, for US compact agreement countries and territories, source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html
APSC has utilised the reporting and research of RNZ Pacific https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news and the Pacific Community’s Pacific Data Hub https://stats.pacificdata.org/vis?lc=en&df[ds]=SPC2&df[id]=DF_COVID_VACCINATION&df[ag]=SPC&df[vs]=1.0&av=true&pd=2021-02-02%2C&dq=D..&ly[cl]=INDICATOR&ly[rw]=TIME_PERIOD

Pacific Island Countries and Territories Exclusive Economic Zones: https://pacificdata.org/data/dataset/pacific-island-countries-and-territories-exclusive-economic-zones 

Pacific Island Populations (2020): https://pacificsecurity.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Pacific_Islands_2020_Populations_poster.pdf

Vaccination of Target Populations: https://pacificsecurity.net/vaccination-of-target-population-sources/