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12 Jul 2019 description

This update is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 18:00 05 July to 18:00 12 July 2019 (GMT +10). The next report will be issued if there are new developments or significant changes in the situation.

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 26 June, the Ulawun volcano in West New Britain erupted. The eruption ceased after 24 hours.

• Gaps remain in addressing evacuees’ needs at care centres, including sanitation and hygiene. Disease outbreaks remain a concern.

05 Jul 2019 description

This update is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 18:00 02 July to 18:00 05 July 2019 (GMT +10). The next report will be issued if there are new developments or significant changes in the situation.

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 26 June, the Ulawun volcano in West New Britain erupted. The eruption ceased after 24 hours.

04 Jul 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster This operation supports the unfolding situation in Papua New Guinea in response to two volcanic eruptions that took place during the last week of June.

02 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 26 June, the Ulawun volcano in West New Britain erupted. The eruption ceased after 24 hours.

• Approximately 13,250 people have moved to at least 9 care centre sites in West New Britain.

• On 28 June, the Manam volcano in Madang began actively emitting volcanic ash and superheated pyroclastic flows to the west and northeast slopes of the volcano.

• Approximately 3,775 people have moved to three care centres on the mainland in Madang.

02 Jul 2019 description
report The National

By DOROTHY MARK

THE Manam Volcano in Madang erupted on Friday morning, sending some 3,600 villagers scurrying for cover and safety.

It was the second volcano to erupt in Papua New Guinea in 48 hours. On Wednesday morning, Mt Ulawun exploded, forcing the evacuation of 15,000 people and affecting 120,000 villagers in Bialla, West New Britain.

Scoria, the size of adult fists, spewed from the volcano and rained on villages with thick black volcanic ash.

29 Jun 2019 description

As of 27 June, increased activity was reported from Manam volcano in the Madang province in Papua New Guinea. In the morning of the 28 June, the volcano continues to emit volcanic ash up to 4,572 meter and pyroclastic flows to the west and northeast slopes of Mount Manam.

Approximately 755 households (3,775 people) have been evacuated to three care centres as a pre-emptive measure. The National Disaster Centre is coordinating the overall response and assistance together with the local authorities.

29 Jun 2019 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has yet to determined that external assistance requirement.

The situation

28 Jun 2019 description

By Tracey Shelton, Natalie Whiting and Catherine Graue

Key points:

  • Manam Island is one of PNG's most active volcanoes and is home to roughly 9,000 people

  • An estimated 15,000 people have been evacuated in West New Britain province

  • The provincial government has allocated 2.5 million kina, just under $34,000