PNG's Ulawun stirs again, adding to woes of displaced

Mount Ulawun volcano in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain province has started showing signs of increased activity again.

Major eruptions of the volcano in August and June prompted mass evacuations from nearby villages, and displaced over ten thousand people.

The ABC reports a local community leader, Christopher Lagisa, saying the latest activity would exacerbate the hardships being experienced by the displaced.

He said food is their main concern as the 3 kilograms of rice per family per week provided by the government was not enough.



Photo: AFP Chris Lagisa Caption: Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early on October 1, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents.