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Chinese Government Provides Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to Papua New Guinea

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Since February 26, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks struck central Papua New Guinea, which was the largest earthquake since 1922. By March 7, the earthquake has caused at least 122 deaths and over one hundred million yuan losses, and many buildings have been destroyed.

To show the Chinese government’s friendship and support for the government and people of Papua New Guinea as well as the international humanitarian spirit, the government of China initiated the emergency humanitarian assistance mechanism and decided to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to help Papua New Guinea deal with this disaster and post-disaster reconstruction.

Source: Ministry of Commerce Website