Papua New Guinea | Emergency Response, Resilience Building and Partnerships | 23 April 2019

Situation Report
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  • Kendata villagers launched their Community-Based Disaster Risk Management Plan in March, developed with support from 10M in Oro Province.

  • 50 local farmers in East New Britain Province trained on conservation farming techniques by 10M and the National Agricultural Research Institute.

  • Displaced villagers received shelter support from 10M, Oil Search Foundation and Papua New Guinea Government partnership in Southern Highlands Province.

Programme Update

10M continues to support remote, disaster prone and displacement affected communities through its disaster risk management programming. 10M has this year expanded its programme in the country, opening a field office in Western province making its geographical presence in 14 of 22 Papua New Guinea's provinces.

Like many other communities in the country, Kendata in Oro province is prone to several natural hazards including strong winds, volcanic activity and flooding. 10M's community-driven approach has led to the successful launch of Kendata's Community-Based Disaster Risk Management Plan. The community's leadership and contributions in developing their plan will ensure it is well prepared for what may come and will continue to endure. Developed with support from 10M, government and key partners, the plan is now operational and will help empower the community to better manage disaster risks, increase resilience to natural disasters and work towards community-identified development priorities.

A number of rural communities are still rebuilding their homes following the 7.5M earthquake that struck the Highlands region in 2018. In partnership with the Government and Oil Search Foundation, 10M has responded to the shelter needs of communities living in displacement situations following the devastation caused by earthquake. The partnership supported 1,800 people in remote and hard to reach areas with shelter support.