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Affected countries: Indonesia
The increasing unrest in the Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia, since 10 August 2017 has led the authorities to raise the alert at the highest level. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km around the volcano. (ECHO, 24 Sep 2017) As of 24 September, nearly 35,000 people have been…
Affected countries: Cabo Verde
A volcano eruption in Fogo Island, Cabo Verde, began on 23 Nov 2014, affecting the people living in Chã das Caldeiras, the volcano crater area. An estimated 1,000 people have been evacuated from the area, of which 838 have been relocated in temporary accommodation centres and in houses built in…
Affected countries: Peru
The Ubinas volcano in southern Peru started showing activity in September 2013 with explosions and ash emissions. On 14 Apr 2014, a state of emergency was declared for a duration of 60 days, after ash had reached an area of 40km around the volcano, affecting the health and livelihoods of nearby…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Indonesia's Mt. Kelud volcano erupted on 13 Feb 2014, causing volcanic ash to drift across Java. Over the first few days, the eruption affected 201,228 people (58,341 families) from 35 villages in three districts: Blitar, Kediri, and Malang. The Governor of East Java declared a state of…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia was dormant for centuries until it became active in August and September 2010. In early September 2013, monitoring stations picked up increasing volcanic and tectonic tremors. Subdued volcanic activity continued for almost a month before Mt…
Affected countries: El Salvador
El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano erupted on 29 Dec 2013, spewing a column of ash that rose more than 5 km above the volcano. Falling ash affected the population living on the volcano's western side, where 2,300 people were relocated to 16 collective centers set up by the authorities…
Affected countries: Indonesia
On 4 Dec 2011, Mt. Gamalama erupted and spewed lava and ash on the island Ternate in eastern Indonesia. Since then, several eruptions have taken place. On 27 Dec, a flood of cold lava killed three and injured five. 2,368 people were displaced as of 15 Dec. (HOPE, 24 Dec 2011; Jakarta Post, 28 Dec…
Affected countries: Ecuador
More than 240 families evacuated as volcano Tungurahua shows signs of activity. Response plan has been activated (UN Country Team).
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt. Bromo volcano started showing activity in December 2010. The rain ash damaged sources of clean water in the Probolinggo District. (Indonesia Red Cross, 29 Dec 2010) By January 2011, as a result of cold lava floods, 35 homes were washed away, 20 were severely damaged and 44 sustained minor…
Affected countries: Philippines
The Bulusan volcano in the central Philippines has ejected ash and steam in its third explosion since it became active on 6 November 2010. The ash explosion reached 500 meters in the air and drifted over northwestern and southwestern towns surrounding the volcano. (ABC, 09 Nov 2010) Ash falls…
Affected countries: Indonesia
On 25 October 2010, seismic activity developed into the eruption of Mt.) Merapi. It was followed by an earthquake and tsunami approximately 70 km from the Mentawai Islands. The eruption left 34 people dead, and displaced more than 70,000 people. (IFRC, 3 Nov 2010) A further eruption on 1…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt. Sinabung erupted for the first time after 400 years on 29 August 2010. (IRIN, 27 Sep 2010) Subsequent eruptions throughout August and September led to the evacuation of 26,137 people. The resulting ash and debris from these eruptions affected 25 villages in three sub-districts within the radius…
Affected countries: Ecuador
On 28 May 2010 Ecuador’s National Geophysics Institute reported hot explosive volcanic material blasted down the slopes of the Tungurahua Volcano. Currently there are 2,500 displaced persons that have taken refuge in 7 collective centres located in the surrounding areas (IFRC 29 May 2010).
Affected countries: Guatemala
Due to the increasing activity of Pacaya Volcano on May 27th, the Government of Guatemala declared a State of Calamity for the departments of Guatemala, Escuintla and Sacatepequez. 1,600 people were evacuated, 3 were reported missing and one death. (UNCT Guatemala, 28 May 2010) Nearly 70 days…
Affected countries: Iceland
In March 2010, Eyjafjallajökull's volcanic ash left behind a trail of derailed humanitarian aid missions, delayed handovers and cancelled workshops, as well as leaving many thousands of travellers stranded. IRIN, 26 Apr 2010 As a result of the situation, the EU set measures to improve disaster…
Affected countries: Philippines
On 14 Dec 2009, an increased volcanic activity was recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), prompting scientists to raise the Alert Level of Mount Mayon from 2 to 3. As a result of these developments, a mandatory evacuation was reinforced for households in all…