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28 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• On 18 June, a nine-month state of emergency was declared for the Southern Highlands due to increased outbreaks of violence which has led to a destruction of infrastructure and several thousand people being affected. UNICEF and partner agencies continue to provide assistance in accessible areas.

25 Jun 2018 description

United Nations humanitarian relief efforts in Papua New Guinea's earthquake-affected region are picking up pace again with a welcome return to Mendi.

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25 Jun 2018 description

An NGO worker in Papua New Guinea's Hela province says many families remain in acute need after February's magnitude 7.5 earthquake.

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24 Jun 2018 description

On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit parts of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, significantly affecting the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces. The Papua New Guinea Government's National Disaster Center (NDC), estimates that over 544,000 people have been affected throughout the five provinces, with more than 270,000 people in immediate need of assistance. The estimated death toll is currently at 100. Due to the remoteness of many of the areas struck by the earthquake, no complete assessments have been possible to date.

19 Jun 2018 description



At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.

19 Jun 2018 description


Heavy rain and floods have affected several regions of Myanmar since the monsoon season began in June.

Nearly 70,000 acres of crop plantations have been flooded in Sagaing Region, with Wetlet township particularly affected. In Rakhine State, more than 12,000 people have been displaced and floodwaters have contaminated water sources. In Mon State, floods have affected approximately 7,400 people in Thaton and Mawlamyine districts, with more than 5,800 people evacuated.

11 Jun 2018 description

Challenges may arise in Papua New Guinea as some communities displaced by February's earthquake do not want to return home, the Red Cross says.

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08 Jun 2018 description
report Pacific Community

On Friday morning, Colin Tukuitonga, Director-general of the Pacific Community (SPC), handed 705,840 Pacific Francs, collected from all SPC staff in New Caledonia and Fiji, over to the French Red Cross.

The funds will contribute to the reconstruction efforts of countries recently hit by natural disasters in the region (Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tonga). The funds were handed over to Michel Rigot, President of the French Red Cross in New Caledonia. They will be equally shared between the Red Cross societies of impacted countries.

08 Jun 2018 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Papua New Guinea says the victims of the February earthquake desperately need assistance.

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01 Jun 2018 description

New-York, 1 June 2018 - The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund announces an allocation of US$1.5 million to bring thousands of children back to school in Papua New Guinea. The island nation was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake at the end of February which affected more than half a million people and damaged key infrastructures, including hundreds of schools.

29 May 2018 description


  • 270,000 people are in need of assistance across four provinces of Papua New Guinea’s highlands.

  • 11,761 households (approximately 58,300 people) remain displaced, of which 1,672 households are staying in eleven care centres while 10,089 households remain with host communities.

  • 8,362 children under 5 years have been vaccinated against Measles-Rubella (MR), while 1,861 infants have received Pentavalent vaccinations.

29 May 2018 description
report CARE

Quick Summary of Key Findings

In brief the assessment found extensive and continuing need for humanitarian assistance in the each of the communities visited during the assessment. In three of the communities visited namely Huiya, Dodomona and Walagu the scale of need is significant with the majority of householders in each community displaced and continuing to be severely affected by the effects of the earthquake that struck on the 26th February 2018.

28 May 2018 description


Early monsoon rains and landslides have affected over 43,600 families and killed 23 people. The worst affected provinces are Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa.
Rains are expected to temporarily reduce and ease flood levels. 43,600 families affected


26 May 2018 description

Papua New Guinea's emergency controller says the response to February's Highlands earthquake is mostly shifting focus from relief to recovery.

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