Update on Manam Volcanic Eruption 23 January, 2019

Another phase of eruption from Manam’s Main Crater began after 12 noon and 1:00 pm Wednesday 23 January, 2019, and is continuing. Normally, the eruption lasts on average two (2) hours.  For the first time, it is continuing for over 24 hours, raising panic amongst the people. The Volcanological Observatory issued a Stage 2 risk…

Practical Solutions Required

The recently-appointed Chairman of Manam Resettlement Authority (MRA) Ken Fairweather is keen on pursuing practical solutions for the permanent resettlement and humanitarian issues faced by the displaced Manam people and their host communities. The practical interventions are urgently needed for: Relief efforts for people on the island affected by the two recent eruptions; and Permanent…