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Australia + 13 others
Pacific (MAA55001) - Programme Update no. 2

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2010.

Programme summary:

Red Cross National Societies are community-based organizations. Support to improving the functioning of local Red Cross institutions, programmes and the resulting services, which then have an impact on vulnerable people, is at the heart of IFRC regional office's mandate.

The programme is:

- providing support to Red Cross National Societies in Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands (currently in formation), Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea,

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Keeping watch on volcanic activity

Report
IRIN
PORT MORESBY, 20 December 2010 (IRIN) - At the northern tip of New Britain island, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) keeps watch over 16 active volcanoes across Papua New Guinea (PNG).

PNG, with about six million inhabitants, is situated on the Pacific Rim of Fire and highly prone to disaster.

"Unless we are prepared it's going to be chaotic and a disaster," Rabi Narayan Gaudo, UN Development Programme (UNDP) project manager for disaster risk management, told IRIN. "The time gap between each eruption can be hundreds of years, which

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Solomon Islands + 2 others
Pacific and Papua New Guinea Appeal No. MAA55001 Final Report 2006 - 2007

This report covers the period 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programmes summary:

Despite the many challenges faced by the regional office and the national societies in the region, progress has been made in all programmes under the Appeal 2006-2007. Under the health and care programme, four national societies joined the Global HIV/AIDS Alliance, including the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati and Samoa. With support from the regional health delegate, a successful

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Papua New Guinea + 2 others
Pacific and Papua New Guinea Appeal No. MAA55001 Programme Update no. 4

This report covers the period 1/7/2007 to 31/10/2007 of the 2006-07 appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: There have been no dramatic events during this reporting period. Response to the tsunami

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Papua New Guinea: Mount Tavurbur Volcano DREF Bulletin Final Report

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered by this final report: 14 October to 14 November, 2006. History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

- CHF 30,000 has been allocated from the Federation's DREF on 14 October 2006 to respond to the needs of this operation, recover initial distribution costs and replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

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Fiji + 2 others
Pacific and Papua New Guinea Appeal No. MAA55001 Report 2006-2007

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

In the overall development of the Pacific

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Papua New Guinea: Mount Tavurbur Volcano DREF Bulletin Update no.1

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This DREF Bulletin Update focuses on response to the recent 6.7 Richter scale earthquake in New Britain as well as continued assistance to survivors of the Mt. Tavurvur volcano. With support from the Federation delegation, the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society has distributed water containers, tarpaulins and face masks to

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Papua New Guinea: Mount Tavurvur Volcano DREF Bulletin No. MDRPG001

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries. In Brief This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 30,000 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to recover the distribution costs incurred in the Papua New Guinea Red Cross initial relief activities and
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Papua New Guinea: Volcanic eruption OCHA Situation Report No. 1

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0211

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Papua New Guinea - Volcanic eruption

This situation report is based on information received from OCHA field office in Papua New Guinea.

Situation

1. A large scale eruption occurred at Rabaul Volcano at 08:45 (local time) on 7 October in New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. Continuous air blasts rattled windows in Rabaul city and heavy ash fall and small stones were falling in the city. On 9 October, according to the Rabaul Volcanology Observatory, the volcanic activity

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Papua New Guinea: Mount Tavurvur Volcano Information Bulletin No. 1

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the situation and the information available at this time. Application to the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund is being considered. Further updates will be made available as assessment information comes in.

The Situation

On Saturday (7 October), Mount Tavurvur

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Volcano erupts on Papua New Guinea island

CANBERRA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A volcanic eruption on the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain on Saturday caused panicked residents to flee homes and sent ash plumes 18 kilometres into the air. Mount Tavurvur on the outskirts of the former provincial capital Rabaul erupted around 8.45 a.m. (2245 GMT Friday) with a blast which shattered windows up to 12 kilometres (8 miles) from the caldera.

"It was quite scary, but it's quiter now and has quietened considerably through the day," Rabaul Volcanological Observatory chief surveyor Steve Saunders told Reuters.

Reuters - AlertNet:



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