National Disaster Centre needs funds to carry out relief operation

Relief Coordination structure

The National Disaster Centre urgently need adequate funding support from government to carry out its duties in responding to the earthquake disaster in Hela and Southern Highlands Province. Officers from the Centre were deployed to Hela and Southern Highlands to conduct an initial rapid assessment and to help the respective provincial disaster offices to establish […]

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7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Highlands Region

Earthquake map

A massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on 26 February 2018 at 3:44 am caused extensive damages to buildings, public lifeline services and triggered many landslides in various location in Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces. The earthquake epicentre was at 6.2 degree south and 142.7 degree east. It is approximately 30 km south of Tari and 40 […]

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National Disaster Centre to become a Commission

The National Disaster Centre will soon become the Disaster Risk Management Commission when the new Disaster Bill is endorsed and pass by Parliament any time. The Acting Director of the National Disaster Centre, Mr. Mose said , the National Disaster Centre was established under an Act of Parliament in 1984 when the Disaster Management Act was […]

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National Disaster Centre accredited Sentinel Asia JPT Membership


Sentinel Asia is a voluntary initiative led by the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) and was established in 2005 as collaboration among space agencies and disaster management agencies under the APRSAF initiative. It supports disaster management efforts in the Asia-Pacific region through the provision of space-based information and imagery derived from earth observation satellites. […]

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PNG Gov’t improves disaster preparedness funding


The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has bolstered its funding for disaster preparedness, strengthening the country’s National Disaster Management Centre (NDC) to better respond to crises. “This is a positive development and one we hope will continue,” Ruger Kahwa, head of office for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which […]

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United States Provides Disaster Relief Assistance in Response to Flooding


April 8, 2016 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Ambassador Ebert-Gray announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has awarded $50,000 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for disaster assistance relief in response to the immediate needs of the people in Papua New Guinea (PNG) […]

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Massive PNG landslide wipes out sleeping village

Destruction ... villagers search the site of the disaster, which is reported to have killed at least 40 people. Photo: AP

As many as 60 people are feared dead after a massive landslide wiped out an entire village in a scene of ”utter devastation” in Papua New Guinea, according to reports and aid workers. The disaster struck near a huge Exxon Mobil liquefied natural gas project in the country’s rugged southern highlands on Tuesday as people […]

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