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17 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 15 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 19 January 2018.

Background

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.
The Kadovar population was evacuated to neighbouring Rup Rup island by 6 January with the East Sepik Provincial Government providing water and food relief as well as clothing.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued unabated in many areas in southern rural Idleb, northern rural Hama and southern rural Aleppo.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening and moving south-west towards Mauritius.

• The system could reach Mauritius on 17 January and cause heavy rain and strong winds.

• On Rodrigues Island, more than 40 people were evacuated following a strong tropical storm.

Situation

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is strengthening in the southern Indian Ocean and moving south-west. On 15 January, its centre was located north of Rodrigues Island, in Mauritius.

15 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 12 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 16 January 2018

Background

11 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 10 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 12 January 2018.

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.

The provincial government confirmed that to date there have been no casualties and the entire population of Kadovar island (591 people) has been evacuated.

10 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Since 03 January, hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued at alarming intensity mainly in Sanjar sub-district in southern rural Idleb.

• Heavy bombardment on many communities in southern and south-eastern rural Idleb continued unabated, causing casualties and displacement among civilians and destruction of vital infrastructure.

• At least four attacks on health care and two attacks on education facilities were reported since the last update.

10 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical Cyclone Ava impacted thousands of people and caused numerous damages in infrastructure.

• 33 deaths and 22 missing people have been reported.

• Road access to some south-eastern and south-western parts of the country has been cut off.

• Humanitarian response is ongoing, including provision of food, water, sanitation and health services.

• An aerial assessment is assessing the extent of the floods and the possible impacts on agriculture.

Situation

10 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 9 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 11 January 2018.

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.

The provincial government confirmed that to date there have been no casualties and the entire population of Kadovar island (591 people) has been evacuated.

09 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 8 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 10 January 2018

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with volcanic activity.

The provincial government confirmed that to date there have been no casualties and the entire population of Kadovar island (591 people) has been evacuated.

08 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical Cyclone AVA left Madagascar on 6 January.

• The cyclone caused heavy rainfall and strong winds along the coast and the highland.

• Thousands of people have been affected and displaced.

• Six deaths and two missing people have been reported.

Situation

08 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 7 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 9 January 2018.

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on south-eastern side of the island.

As of 6 January, prevailing wind conditions have carried ash clouds west of Kadovar island.

07 Jan 2018 description

This update is produced by the PNG Disaster Management Team Secretariat in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 6 January 2018. The next update will be issued on or around 8 January 2018.

Background

Kadovar Island became active on 5 January 2018 with mild volcanic activity on south-eastern side of the island. It was reported on 6 January that local communities from Angoram district sent two dinghies to assist with evacuation of communities on Kadovar island.

05 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Tropical Cyclone AVA reached the north-east coast of Madagascar on 5 January.

• The system is expected to continue southward along the coast over the weekend.

• The cyclone is causing heavy rainfall and strong winds.

• The Malagasy authorities have issued red alerts for the regions of Analanjirofo, Atsinanana and Alaotra Mangoro for 4 to 5 January and Vatovavy Fitovinany for 5 to 6 January.

Situation

05 Jan 2018 description

Latest Developments

On 3 January, a 17-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in clashes that erupted during a demonstration in Deir Nidham village (Ramallah).

Biweekly highlights

04 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • Tropical Storm AVA is expected to strengthen during the next 24 hours off the north-east coast of Madagascar.

  • The system has changed trajectory but is still expected to move towards the east coast of Madagascar on 5 January 2018 and continue southward along the coast.

  • The system is already causing heavy rainfall in affected areas of Madagascar and is impacting weather patterns in Réunion Island and Mauritius.

  • Tropical Storm AVA is the first named storm of the season in the Indian Ocean.

04 Jan 2018 description

Points marquants

• Un système météorologique de basse pression – la tempête tropicale AVA – actuellement au large de la côte nord-est de Madagascar devrait se renforcer au cours des prochaines 24 à 48 heures.

• Le système devrait atterrir sur Madagascar le 4 ou le 5 janvier 2018.

• Entre-temps, ce système devrait provoquer des averses quotidiennes sur Madagascar et influer sur les conditions météorologiques de la Réunion et de l’ile Maurice.

04 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• A low weather pressure system—Tropical Storm AVA—off the north-east coast of Madagascar is expected to strengthen during the next 24 to 48 hours.

• The system is projected to make landfall in Madagascar on 4 or 5 January 2018.

• The system is expected to cause daily downpours in Madagascar and is impacting weather patterns in Réunion Island and Mauritius.