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16 Oct 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 06:46 GMT
Author: Catherine Wilson

MADANG, Papua New Guinea, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 11 years, the people of Manam Island, a volcano rising out of the Bismarck Sea around 15 km off Papua New Guinea's north coast, have waited to be resettled after fleeing devastating eruptions in 2004.

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14 Aug 2015 description

In the framework of the European Union–funded Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project, this national assessment brings together existing evidence on the migration, environment and climate change nexus in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

11 Dec 2014 description

Evacuated from their island in 2004 by a volcanic eruption, some 15,000 Manam islanders have been living in camps since then. After ten years in displacement, the government needs to provide them with durable solutions.

25 Sep 2012 description

Updated 26 September 2012, 11:05 AEST

Papua New Guinea's Madang provincial government says it plans to resettle Manam Islanders who have been living in care centres since their homes were destroyed by the volcano on their island eight years ago.

Listen: Manam islanders displaced by volcano to re-settle (Credit: ABC)

02 Sep 2011 description
  1. Introduction

Pacific island communities are exposed to a wide range of natural disasters, including cyclones, floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, as well as to the adverse effects of climate change such as coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion into farmland and fresh water sources.

07 Jun 2011 description

Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement

20 Dec 2010 description
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 is something the …

05 May 2010 description
report IRIN

PORT MORESBY, 5 May 2010 (IRIN) - The government of Papua New Guinea has put on hold plans to return thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes on the northern island of Manam.

"The provincial administration has cancelled this decision.

24 Mar 2010 description

Liam Fox, Port Moresby

Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:55:00 +0900

A task force has been set up to find permanent homes for thousands of Papua New Guineans affected by a series of volcanic explosions.

Around 15,000 people fled their homes on Manam Island off PNG's north coast after a series of volcanic explosions in late 2004.

They have been wallowing in temporary care centres on the mainland ever since, but their presence has angered local villagers.

Tension regularly explodes into violence and earlier this month one person was murdered and a mob destroyed 160 homes at one of the …

12 Jan 2010 description
report IRIN

MADANG, 12 janvier 2010 (IRIN) - Lorsqu'un volcan dévastateur a forcé des milliers de personnes à quitter l'île de Manam, au large de la côte nord de la Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée, ils ne se doutaient pas qu'ils seraient encore déplacés cinq ans plus tard.

« On nous a oubliés », a dit à IRIN Cecelia Malango au Centre pour les personnes déplacées de Mangem, dans la province de Madang, l'un des trois camps mis en place pour accueillir les habitants de l'île.

« Comment le décririez-vous autrement ?

07 Jan 2010 description
report IRIN

MADANG, 7 January 2010 (IRIN) - When a devastating volcano forced thousands to leave Manam Island, off the coast of northern Papua New Guinea, little did they know that five years later they would still be displaced.

- See slideshow of Manem Island's forgotten IDPs: http://www.irinnews.org/photogallery/PNGJan10/index.html

"We have been forgotten," Cecelia Malango told IRIN at the Mangem centre for the internally displaced …

14 May 2009 description

The Papua New Guinea Government has asked for outside help to deal with thousands of people left homeless by volcanic eruptions.

A series of volcanic eruptions five years ago forced 15,000 people to flee their villages on Manam Island off PNG's north coast.

The villagers have been living in so-called care centres ever since, despite the formation of the Manam Resettlement Authority which was established to find them a permanent new home.

Chairman of the National Disaster Committee Manasupe Zurenuoc said the Authority hasn't done its job.

He said the national government …

28 Jun 2006 description

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 181 countries.

30 Jan 2006 description
report East-West Center

PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT
Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i

24 Oct 2005 description
report Caritas Australia

A year ago this week, a little-publicised disaster occurred on Australia's doorstep.

04 Aug 2005 description

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 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05EA012/2005; Operations Update no.

15 Jul 2005 description
report World Vision

World Vision Papua New Guinea and the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) last week signed an agreement for more than US$500,000 worth of additional funding towards food relief for people displaced by last year's volcanic eruption in Manam, in Madang Province.

The agreement, signed on July 7, will help World Vision's Manam Relief Project to supply food - including canned meat, salt, sugar, flour, oil and a variety of local food - for approximately 10,000 displaced people.

The first phase of the project funding was received in December 2004 and activities …