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- ECHO: Papua New Guinea - Flash floods (PNGMET, NOAA-CPC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 06 February 2020). 6 Feb 2020
- The National: 3 bodies found after flood. 6 Feb 2020
- WFP: Earthquake in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. 122 km S of Kokopo. Magnitude: 6.2 Depth: 31.29 km (9 Feb 2020). 9 Feb 2020
- The National: Six confirmed dead. 7 Feb 2020
- GVP: Report on Manam (Papua New Guinea) — October 2019. 3 Feb 2020
UNICEF appeals for US$42.3 million to support the global Covid-19 outbreak response
The initial funding will strengthen response and preparedness efforts in high-risk countries
New York, 17 February 2020 – UNICEF urgently needs $42.3 million to scale up its response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and support global efforts to contain it.
AIR TRAVEL IN THE PACIFIC
The Pacific is a vast area, home to numerous island-states scattered over thousands of kilometres. The region, from Papua New Guinea to Pitcairn Island, crosses five time zones and spans over 8,000 kilometers. Because of the large distances between the various islands in this region, air travel is an important form of transportation.
Concerns about systemic cruelty and arbitrariness in Australia’s immigration detention system raised with two United Nations bodies ahead of their visits to Australia
Key issues noted about Australia’s immigration detention system:
By ELIAS LARI
SIX people have been confirmed dead in the flood that caught villagers by surprise on Monday afternoon in the Mul local level government of Western Highlands.
Four bodies have been found while villagers are still looking for two.
The five youths confirmed dead are: Odila Ofali (Grade Eight), Philemon Josh Julden (Grade Four), Jeffery Paul (teenager), Kont Wilson Walg (in elementary school), and Paul Wan (Grade Four).
The old man was Buibeng Piam. The bodies of Walg and Julden are yet to be found.
Flash floods in Mul-Baiyer District (Western Highlinds Province, central Papua New Guinea) have resulted in 4 deaths and 3 people are still missing.
According to media reports, several villages in Mul-Baiyer were flooded after the Kuma River burst its banks. Houses and farmlands have been damaged, 2 bridges destroyed, isolating the affected population.
More heavy rain is forecast over central Papua New Guinea over 6-8 February.
By ELIAS LARI
THREE bodies have been recovered while the search continues for others who went missing after floodwaters swept through a village in Western Highlands on Monday afternoon.
Villagers of Marapana in the Mul-Baiyer district living along the Kuma River were caught off-guard when it broke its banks after heavy rain.
Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, vol. 44, no. 10 (October 2019)
Managing Editor: Edward Venzke. Edited by Janine Krippner.
Manam (Papua New Guinea) Significant eruption on 28 June produced an ash plume up to 15.2 km and pyroclastic flows
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 2019. Report on Manam (Papua New Guinea) (Krippner, J.B., and Venzke, E., eds.). Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, 44:10. Smithsonian Institution.
New generation of young activists lead fight against worsening repression in Asia
New report reviews human rights in 25 Asian and Pacific states and territories during 2019
Young protesters take to streets in response to increasing repression
Detentions, arrests and deaths as authorities clamp down on dissent with excessive force
But protests vital in helping secure landmark human rights wins
EWEA: Early Warning & Early Action
World Vision (WV) monitors indicators of threats, to anticipate and reduce the impact of disasters, especially for floods, drought, landslides and dzud. By working with the community and the local government, different early warning systems are set up, to ensure communities take precautions or mitigating actions which include being evacuated to safe areas, ahead of disasters.
There were no syndromes flagged this week.
The last 18 asylum seekers held at the Bomana immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea have been released.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
Direct economic losses and damage from natural disasters in 2019 were estimated at USD232 billion. This was reduced from recent elevated levels in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The USD232 billion was 3 percent lower than the average (USD239 billion) and 5 percent lower than the median (USD243 billion) during the 21st Century. The economic losses were a further 20 percent lower than the average and 12 percent lower than the median of the past decade (2009-2018).
In Southeast Asia, key developments from last week include: continued fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; increased separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and Papuan rebels in Indonesia; and fighting between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines.