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

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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