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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Earthquake death toll rises to 53

Eathquake-body recovery

The death toll from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that severely hit the two highlands provinces and parts of Western province has risen to 53, as confirmed by the two respective provincial disaster offices. There are also unconfirmed causalities reported in Hela Province particularly in Falu, Aiya and Mapuli but the exact number of causalities is yet to […]

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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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