Papua New Guinea: Floods - May 2010

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An estimated 20,000 people in remote parts of East Sepik Province, northwestern Papua New Guinea, have been affected by floods - the worst in 40 years - along the Sepik River since late March, but residents have been able to sustain themselves with minimum levels of outside support thanks to traditional coping mechanisms. Worst affected were Angoram, Ambunti and Wosara-Gowi districts (IRIN, 25 May 2010)

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