Posted on 24 August 2023
Last Wednesday it was voted in that the State of Emergency, declared after last month’s eruption of Mount Bagana on the island of Bougainville, has been extended for a maximum two months.
The eruption on July 7 resulted in ash spewed for 18km, with thousands displaced. The region continues to deal with the impact of volcanic effects - flooding, food and water security, education and damage to infrastructure. The Autonomous Bougainville Government estimated over 8000 people have been affected by the activity.