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18 Jul 2016 description


Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of Papua New Guinea, however, severe food and water insecurity persists in remote, isolated and inaccessible areas. Following an inter-agency food security verification exercise, an additional 46,000 people have been assessed as requiring food in Milne Bay province. This brings the current total of people in need of food assistance to 226,000 people. The Government, together with WFP and local churches, are working on a joint plan to respond to needs identified in Milne Bay.

29 Jul 2015 description

Papua New Guinea - Authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are conducting a search and rescue operation in Western Province waters after an IOM assessment found a group of mariners from a trawler at risk of being trafficked.

On Monday, PNG immigration officials boarded a vessel in response to an Associated Press (AP) report claiming fishing vessels linked to a high profile human trafficking case in neighboring Indonesia in March were operating in remote PNG fishing ground known as “the dog leg.”

21 Jun 2012 description

Violence hits Papua (again): a crisis in need of a leader

By Gregory Poling, Research Assistant, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS

June 21, 2012

22 Nov 2004 description
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