Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

87 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
21 Apr 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre and the Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat, and covers the period from 10 to 16 April 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 26 April 2018.

Background

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

• 11,041 households (42,577 people) remain displaced in nine care centres.

17 Apr 2018 description
  1. Logistics Operational Updates

Australian Defence Force (ADF) C-130J was available until 15 April. After the departure of ADF C-130J on 16 April, out of the submitted Request for Assistance (RFA), over 70 MT of WFP and IFRC food and non-food items still require air assistance from Port Moresby to Moro and Mt. Hagen and from Mt. Hagen to Moro.

13 Apr 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre and the Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat, and covers the period from 5 to 11 April 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 19 April 2018.

Background

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

  • 11, 041 households (55,205 people) remain displaced in nine care centres.

06 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

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

• 43,116 people (8,135 households) remain displaced in 44 locations and care centres.

• 80 per cent of health facilities are open, but almost 55 per cent have no water.

• Humanitarian operations in and around Tari, provincial capital of Hela province, have been suspended due to the rise in tension and outbreak of inter-communal fighting since 28 March.

29 Mar 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre, the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Coordination and Assessment (UNDAC) Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat. It covers the period from 21 March to 26 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 5 April 2018.

Background

• Parliament passed two bills on 27 March 2018, formalizing the State of Emergency and establishing a Restoration Authority for earthquake-affected provinces.

29 Mar 2018 description

The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has thanked the Government of France for their recent shipment of food supplies to assist earthquake victims in the Highlands.

Papua New Guinea’s gratitude for relief support was conveyed by the Prime Minister to the new French Ambassador, H.E. Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama, in Port Moresby this morning.

“We thank the French Government for the shipment of tuna, bully beef and rice that was delivered to Papua New Guinea on a French Navy frigate,” the Prime Minister said.

22 Mar 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre, the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Coordination and Assessment (UNDAC) Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat. It covers the period from 18 March to 21 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 27 March 2018.

Background

  • According to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), 6,444 households (34,153 people) are displaced in 39 communities and informal care centers.

22 Mar 2018 description

On 26 February 2018, at 3:44am local time, an earthquake measuring M7.5 hit the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), with its epicentre located 30 km south of Tari town, Hela Province. The Government of Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency and has established Forward Operating Bases in Mt. Hagen and Moro, as well as Emergency Operations Centres in Mendi and Tari. The Government, private companies, bilateral and humanitarian partners have focused relief efforts on communities in the worst-hit areas.

22 Mar 2018 description

01. LOGISTICS OPERATIONAL UPDATES

  • The Australian Defence Force, (ADF) is considering requests for assistance, using the Hercules C-130J, for ad-hoc rotations between Port Moresby/Mt Hagen and Moro, into early next week. Request for Assistance (RFA), must be submitted for requests to be considered, and the Australian DFAT has requested agency distribution plans for their consideration when making a decision on the acceptance of the task.

17 Mar 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre, the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Coordination and Assessment (UNDAC) Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat. It covers the period from 15 March to 17 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 March 2018.

Background

16 Mar 2018 description

01. LOGISTICS OPERATIONAL UPDATES

GENERAL UPDATES

● The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) through the Emergency Controllers Office, has established Forward operating bases as well as Logistics Bases, with privately donated services from commercial operators and international donors in Mt. Hagen and Moro. There are Emergency Operations Centres in Mendi and Tari from the National Disaster Centre.

15 Mar 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre, the Office of the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Coordination and Assessment (UNDAC) Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat. It covers the period from 10 March to 14 March 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 16 March 2018.

Background

14 Mar 2018 description

The death toll from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that severely hit the two highlands provinces and parts of Western province has risen to 53, as confirmed by the two respective provincial disaster offices.

There are also unconfirmed causalities reported in Hela Province particularly in Falu, Aiya and Mapuli but the exact number of causalities is yet to be confirmed.