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21 Oct 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 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.

13 Oct 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 185 countries. In Brief This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time.

09 Oct 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 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.

07 Oct 2006 description

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.