Monitoring the volcano in Bali

Indonesia, September 29, 2017

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  • Villagers were evacuated from their homes in the dangerous areas around Mount Agung volcano in Karangasem regency, Bali on September 29, 2017. PHOTO: Getty

This statement was originally published on September 29, 2017. It has been updated on October 4, 2017 to reflect the latest information.

Mercy Corps is monitoring the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, which has experienced a recent increase in seismic activity that indicates a possible eruption. According to news reports, around 145,000 people have already evacuated.

Mercy Corps is coordinating with Indonesian national and local disaster management agencies, as well as other organizations, and has a dedicated emergency response team based in Indonesia. We have deployed a small team to Bali to assess anticipated needs in the event the volcano erupts and Mercy Corps can support response efforts.