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On 26 February, an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude at 9 km depth struck the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.
Tropical Cyclone Gita made landfall in Tonga on 12 February, causing severe damage to the main island of Tongatapu.
Violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar has led to over 580,000 people fleeing over the border to Bangladesh.
We are partnering with eight humanitarian agencies to help the more than one million people who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.
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