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The Crisis Hub is DFAT’s information portal for major international incidents including consular, humanitarian and security crises.
On Tuesday 5 February, a bauxite bulk carrier carrying over 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil ran aground in Solomon Islands' Rennell and Bellona Province.
An earthquake and tsunami on 28 September caused widespread damage and destruction to Palu and Dongala in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
All of the children and their coach have now been successfully rescued from the cave, and are currently recovering in Chiang Rai hospital.
On 26 February, an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude at 9 km depth struck the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea.
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The humanitarian crises where Australia is responding