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24 Nov 2017 description

Summary of revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This operation update outlines the revised operation plan and provides an overview of the situation that has evolved since the alert was downgraded from Level Four to Level Three.
Changes to the emergency plan of action:

• The target number of people assisted increased from 7,750 to 11,000 people. The budget for this operation is increased from CHF 169,320 to CHF 210,417. The operation is expected to complete by 26 January 2018.

24 Nov 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazards (PVMBG) flew a drone over Mount Agung's crater in Bali on Thursday to analyze ash clouds and volcanic activity after the volcano erupted on Tuesday.

A large Ai 450 drone was flown and controlled from a field near the volcano in Karangasem Regency. PVMBG drone team member Umar Rusadi said the drone is larger than the Ai 300 used on previous missions.

The drone is equipped with a sensor capable of detecting chemical substances, such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, to allow the team to examine the activity.

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Mount Agung in Karangasem regency (Bali) started his phreatic-type eruption on 21 November at 9:05 UTC and spewed black smoke up to 700 m from the peak.

  • The Geological Agency of Indonesia (VSI) has recommended, as of 22 November, that people must avoid any activity in the danger zone of the crater area of Agung within a radius of 5-6 km from the summit crater.

22 Nov 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali | Wed, November 22, 2017 | 12:49 pm

Volcanic ash has fallen onto a number of villages surrounding Mount Agung in Bali following an eruption at the island's tallest volcano on Tuesday afternoon, less than a month after the alert level was lowered.

At least five villages were affected by the ash, including Pidpid, Nawakerti, Bukit Galah, Sebudi and Abang Village. The villages are located within the danger zone of the volcano, kompas.com reported.

01 Nov 2017 description



Affected areas Kirkuk and Salah Din governorates
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 133,000 new displacements between 21 September and 17 October


29 Oct 2017 description

Status from volcanic activity is still at level IV (Caution) which has been established by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) since September 22 last. The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) still carry out activities to help the affected communities. Various attempts were made PMI Bali as well as other agencies to facilitate the needs of displaced populations in various displaced persons camps scattered throughout the districts / municipalities in Bali.

27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been evacuated.

UNFPA is providing critical hygiene supplies, as well as kits containing supplies for pregnant women, post-partum women and newborns.

26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

For Balinese, Mount Agung is more than a just mountain. In rituals, it symbolises Mother Nature protecting the Island of Bali and its people. Most of the time, mother nature is quiet. However, in 1963, the volcano erupted and caused the deaths of more than 1,000 people. After 54 years, hundreds of small earthquakes and increasing volcanic activity at Mount Agung led Indonesian authorities to issue a SOS alert on 22 September, the highest level of alert. The Indonesian government quickly responded to the unpredictable condition of Mt Agung by evacuating locals living around the region.

20 Oct 2017 description

Since September 22nd, Mt. Agung on Indonesia’s Bali island has shown increased volcanic activity, prompting the government to order the evacuation of around 75,000 people living nearby. Today, ACT Indonesia Forum members YEU (YAKKUM), ICCO-Cooperation and Lutheran World Relief are on the ground in Bali assessing the situation to identify possible gaps in the assistance said to be planned by government agencies and local churches in anticipation of further displacement.

11 Oct 2017 description

Situation Report #2

Warning Status of Mt. Agung in Bali

Highlights :

  • As of 7 October 2017 at 06:00 pm local time, there were 141.322 displaced people who were distributed in 331 displacement shelters across 9 districts in Bali (source: BNPB).

  • The number of displacement shelters decreased due to government’s order for those living in the safe zone to return home, and since displaced people sheltered in Banjar (sub-village halls) were transferred to permanent buildings.

10 Oct 2017 description

Updated 10 October 2017, 7:30 AEDT
By Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey

A week after urging tens of thousands of volcano evacuees to go home, Bali's Governor admits the camps are actually full of genuine refugees.

A week after urging tens of thousands of volcano evacuees to go home, Bali's Governor says he got his numbers wrong ... and the camps are actually full of genuine refugees.

03 Oct 2017 description
report New Mandala

Mount Agung’s rumbling may or may not portend a massive eruption on the scale of a century. Fortunately the probability this time is for great disruption to air traffic, tourism, and the local economy, rather than massive death and homelessness.

02 Oct 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

Elly Burhaini Faizal

To give people early warning of the eruption of Mount Agung in Karangasem, Bali, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has installed sirens at six points around the danger zones of the volcano.

The sirens called “iRaditif (iCast Rapid Deployment Notification System)” are mobile sirens that can be moved using a vehicle.

The sirens are installed at the stations of Selat Police, Rendang Police, Tianyar Police, Kubu Police, and Abang and Karangasem military district commands (Koramil).

01 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

VOA News

Authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday asked thousands of people who had evacuated this week because of the threat of a volcanic eruption from Mount Agung to return home.

A statement by the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management said 70,000 evacuated residents of the 27 villages within the designated "danger zone" around the long-dormant volcano should stay put, but as many as 73,000 people from 51 villages outside that zone could safely go home.

30 Sep 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is monitoring the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, which has experienced a recent increase in seismic activity that indicates a possible eruption. According to news reports, around 145,000 people have already evacuated.

Mercy Corps has a dedicated emergency response team based in Indonesia that is coordinating with Indonesian national and local disaster management agencies, as well as other organizations, in the event the volcano erupts and Mercy Corps can support response efforts.

30 Sep 2017 description

By Indonesia correspondent Adam Harvey

In a back room of the village chief's office in the small community of Abang, close to Mount Agung, two young children lie on the floor, cradled and stroked by their mother and aunt.

The children are both severely disabled. They are among hundreds of disabled children among the 145,000 evacuated from around Bali's Mt Agung.