Safety & Security
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• During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) deteriorated and remains grim due to three States of Emergency in PNG: Earthquake disaster for 4 provinces; Peace and Security for Southern Highlands; Public Health emergency due to polio outbreak.
• UNICEF's has reached over 37,000 children with measles and rubella vaccinations, 23,000 children with micronutrient powder; 64,000 people have been given access to safe drinking water.
• 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.
United Nations humanitarian relief efforts in Papua New Guinea's earthquake-affected region are picking up pace again with a welcome return to Mendi.
Read more on Radio New Zealand International.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in ten countries. Agencies reported 18 incidents in three countries and five security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in one country. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in ten countries. Agencies reported four incidents in three countries. No security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes were identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
The decision to evacuate 14 doctors out of Mendi in Papua New Guinea's troubled Southern Highlands has been commended by the National Doctors Association.
Read more on RNZ
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 1500000
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country of 6.5 million people (July 2011 estimate) ranking 134 out of 148 in the United Nations 2012 Gender Inequality Index (UNDP) .
This report is based on information from UN Agencies, the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG), and other responders and donors.
1. Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Guba struck Papua New Guinea 12-16 November 2007, bringing torrential rains and high tides which caused severe flooding in Oro and Milne Bay provinces in the east of the country. The Government of PNG reports that some 143,000 people are affected, while the Oro Provincial Police report to date some 164 casualties, with at least 13,000 displaced.