Indian Government lends a hand to Earthquake-Affected Areas with USD 1 Million

When the 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck affecting about 5 provinces in Papua New Guinea in February 2018, the Indian Government also wanted to offer assistance. Unfortunately by the time negotiations were completed, the Indian general elections took place. Just recently, the Indian Government was finally able to give more than just money towards aid for the earthquake-affected areas.

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Manam Assessment Report to be Presented to Provincial Disaster Committee

Reports from the Madang Provincial Disaster office have stated that Yassa village on Manam island was badly affected by the recent volcanic eruptions than the other villages. Rudolf Mongalle, says his office and a team of officers visited the island and have prepared a report that will be presented to the Provincial Disaster Committee.

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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruptions force 15,000 from their homes

Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country’s northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday. Mount Ulawun on PNG’s northeastern island of New Britain exploded suddenly on Wednesday, shooting an ash column 18 km (11.18 miles) into the air, while nearby Manam erupted on Friday, sending dangerous pyroclastic flows down its slopes.

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Bougainville vote no ‘problem’ for Australia

BUKA, 21 JUNE 2019 (AAP)—Australia will work to ensure the integrity of the Bougainville referendum later this year, and won’t cast judgment on the result, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says. The autonomous region, which has a population the size of Hobart, is due to have a referendum on whether to become independent in October.

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