Mass evacuation as Mount Kelud erupts

Emergencies article written on the 14 Feb 2014

Photo: AP Photo

A mass evacuation has been ordered following the eruption of Mount Kelud on the main island of Java, Indonesia.

About 200,000 Indonesians were asked to leave their villages late yesterday just hours before the volcano erupted.

Oxfam is currently working closely with partners on the ground to assess the situation and is preparing for the distribution of thousands of face-masks to protect people from harmful smoke and ash.

We’ll keep you posted with any developments.