Papua New Guinea — Mount Bagana Site Profile — Wakunai and Torokina #1 (July 2023)
Jul 30 2023
- Mobility Tracking
- Site Assessment
- Baseline Assessment
On 7 July 2023, Mt. Bagana located in Torokina district in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB) in Papua New Guinea, experienced a moderate volcanic eruption that caused significant ashfall. The affected and at-risk communities, especially those living near Mt. Bagana volcano, have started evacuating to identified evacuation/care centres at Wakunai station in Central Bougainville and Piva station (Torokina) in South Bougainville. The evacuation has been undertaken in coordination with the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG). On 21 July 2023, the Papua New Guinea National Disaster Centre (NDC) reported that the emergency evacuation operation was ongoing, and locals were in the process of fully evacuating to the temporary care centres. This displacement profile presents findings from the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment conducted at Wakunai and Piva station care centres from 26-30 July 2023.