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03 Apr 2018 description

Since January 2018, over 90,000 people were evacuated due to the eruption of Mayon volcano. With still more than 65,000 people in evacuation camps at the beginning of March, the alert level was lowered from ‘4’ (hazardous eruption within days) to ‘3’ (hazardous eruption within weeks) on 6 March, which gradually allowed the majority of the displaced residents to return to their homes.

13 Mar 2018 description

An earthquake measuring M7.5 occurred on 26 February 2018 at 3:44 am local time with the epicentre located in the Southern Highlands. A series of strong aftershocks, including a M6.7 quake on 8 March in the same area and a M6.8 quake off the coast of New Ireland. The Government of Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency on 2 March for Hela, Southern Highlands, Western and Enga provinces. The Government has established Forward Operating Bases in Mt. Hagen and Moro, as well as Emergency Operations Centres in Mendi and Tari.

01 Mar 2018 description

Since 14 January 2018, Mayon Volcano continues to show high level of unrest that has displaced tens of thousands of residents from the 6 - 9 km danger zone.
Alert level 4 (hazardous eruption imminent) remains in effect. Danger zone has been extended to 9 km radius up from previous 8 km where local authorities were advised to prevent any human activity due to the danger of rockfalls, landslides and sudden explosions that may generate hazardous volcanic flows.

26 Feb 2018 description

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck on 26 February (25 February UTC), with its epicentre in Nipa-Kutubu district, Southern Highlands province.
The affected area is sparsely populated, with a dispersed population living in remote, rural communities. There are no major urban areas in the immediate vicinity although there is a gas pipeline in the area. There were some minor landslides following the earthquake, but as of 26 February no damage to infrastructure or homes has been reported. The National Disaster Centre is assessing the situation.

21 Feb 2018 description
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US$150.3 M was requested for the Myanmar 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 31 December 2017, a total of US$ 118 million was allocated (79% of HRP funding requirements). Among total donor contributions received, 64% of the funding is supporting humanitarian activities under the HRP. (Sources: FTS, OCHA)

12 Feb 2018 description

PACIFIC

Tropical Cyclone Gita passed Samoa on 10 February and Niue on 11 February, with damage and localized flooding reported in Samoa. TC Gita is forecast to strike Tonga on the evening of 12 February. As of 12 February, 12:00 UTC, TC Gita continues to move west as a Category 4 cyclone with winds of up to 213 km/h, it is expected to maintain this intensity as it passes over Tonga and into Fijian territorial waters. More than 80,000 people in Tonga are currently expected to be impacted by cyclone strength winds.

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02 Feb 2018 description

Displaced population (cumulative)

There were displacement incidents which happened in each quarter of 2017. As of 31 December 2017, 59,100 families remained displaced affected by Marawi Conflict and Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Tembin.