National Disaster Centre needs funds to carry out relief operation

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 and active its emergency operation centre (EoC). Accordingly, the officers provided technical support on how to conduct assessments and established the respective EoCs which became an information centre and coordination hub.

The Centre already developed its relief coordination structure where relief coordination base in Port Moresby and two forward bases in Mt. Hagen and Moro. The Centre urgently needs funding support from the government to effectively coordinate relief operations.