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A magnitude 7.5 quake struck Papua New Guinea's Highlands region on February 26, causing landslides that damaged roads and other infrastructure. Local police reported that at least 125 people were killed by the earthquake and a series of aftershocks over the following days. Papua New ...
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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. Earthquake Logistics
At least 132 people have been killed, 500 injured and about 43,000 uprooted from their homes, while 270,000 are urgently in need of assistance. By Jared Ferrie. PHNOM PENH, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence rooted in tribalism and frustration at the slow response following ... landslides

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 ... Earthquake
This operation update was written to reflect the main findings from the initial rapid assessments and new secondary information that have identified the fear factor and the potable drinking water access as some of the main risks that need to be addressed. Activities: Distributions of NFI's will continue as ... Earthquake
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit waters near Papua New Guinea on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The tremor was registered at 09:51 GMT with the epicenter located 151 kilometers (94 miles) east of the town of Kimbe of the Papua New Guinean West New Britain ... Earthquake
Aid officials in Papua New Guinea estimate 270,000 people remain in urgent need of basic supplies following February's deadly quake - and stories from the worst hit areas are continuing to emerge. One woman who made it to a hospital in Mt Hagen has revealed how she lost not only her husband, but six ... Earthquake
Relief workers unload food aid flown in by helicopter for people affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck Papua New Guinea in February ... One month after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea, the United Nations warns that “children's lives are in danger” as access to the affected ... Earthquake
His Majesty the King sent a letter to the regent of New Papua New Guinea on Sunday to express his condolences over a major earthquake in the province of Hela late last month. ... I express my deep condolences to you and the people of Papua New Guinea who suffered losses because of this disaster.”. Earthquake
SYDNEY – Almost a month after a deadly earthquake, Papua New Guinea is struggling to get aid to desperate survivors, having allocated just a fraction of its relief funds, while a rent dispute left disaster officials briefly locked out of their offices. The scale of the emergency is testing the finances and capacity ... Earthquake
PORT MORESBY/SYDNEY, 23 March 2018 – UNICEF has this week delivered 23 metric tons of relief supplies to Papua New Guinea, including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, blankets and learning kits as part of ongoing efforts to help children and families who were hardest hit ... Earthquake
Are you one of the people who felt the shaking ? If Yes, please tell what you experienced by filling up the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. Your I FELT IT report may also be used by partner scientists. Using our iOS or Android EQ Report application (see link above) would ... Earthquake
The 7.5 magnitude quake struck Papua New Guinea in the early hours of February 26 and killed 125 people. Hardest hit were the Hela and Southern Highlands provinces, about 600km northwest of Port Moresby. Ms Tinol has relied on the modern convenience of Facebook to speak with her brothers, ... Earthquake
PORT MORESBY/ SYDNEY 23 March 2018 – UNICEF has this week delivered 23 metric tons of relief supplies to Papua New Guinea, including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, blankets and learning kits as part of ongoing efforts to help children and families who were hardest hit ... Earthquake

UNICEF has warned that the lives of thousands of children remain at risk in earthquake-ravaged Papua New Guinea. A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation's mountainous interior on 26 February, followed by another two major earthquakes and nearly 100 aftershocks. More than 145 people ... Earthquake
Three years ago, tuberculosis (TB) retook the lead as the world's deadliest infectious disease - neck and neck with HIV/AIDS. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), the epidemic is such that the government has declared a state of emergency in several provinces. With an estimated 30,000 new cases in 2016, ... Earthquake
The piercing wailing builds as the young boy's body, lifeless, is cradled by an older man to safe ground. Relatives are there waiting, crying and shrieking, overcome by grief as they confirm their worst fears. The boy is the latest victim of a devastating magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea ... Earthquake
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 ... Earthquake
Photos and footage documenting the devastating impact illegal logging on the people and ecosystems of Papua New Guinea, have been released by environmental campaigners. One of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, the rainforests that cover much of the country and provide a home ... Earthquake
The fate of some major projects will be critical for the future of the Papua New Guinea economy over the next decade. In the second of a two-part series, Andrew Wilkins discusses the implications. Several major projects are being watched keenly because they look likely to provide new impetus to Papua ... Earthquake
Communities in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea are reeling from three huge earthquakes that struck within days, triggering massive landslides and wiping out entire villages. Some 274,000 people need immediate help, including 55,000 children under five who are particularly vulnerable to ... Earthquake
Relief supplies are starting to be distributed in earthquake affected areas of Papua New Guinea , with water, food, shelter, medicine and the provision of health services identified as the priority needs. “We are working closely with the Papua New Guinea government to coordinate the earthquake response to ... Earthquake
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 29 ... Earthquake
Nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea (PNG), officials still do not know what the situation is in the remote worst-affected areas. There are fears traditional life in this remote region could have been changed forever, writes Anna Jones. "The landslides are massive," says Karen ... Earthquake
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.8 (preliminary magnitude 7.0) earthquake reported at 7:40 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is ... Earthquake
Jason Holder Stars as West Indies Survive Papua New Guinea Scare ... Earlier in the piece, a half-century from Assad Vala gave Papua New Guinea a promising base and Norman Vanua added an impudent finish, but Carlos Brathwaite was on point with the ball, the Windies paceman's five-wicket haul ... Earthquake
SYDNEY: A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the Papua New Guinea coast early on Friday (Mar 9), officials said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck at 3.39am local time (1.39am Singapore time) at a depth of 15 kilometres about 20 kilometres ... Earthquake
A magnitude 6.8 aftershock has killed at least 18 people in Papua New Guinea, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 100 since a powerful earthquake struck the southwestern Pacific island state in late February. The aftershock was one of the six strong quakes that hit the country since midnight ... Earthquake
More than 100 people were killed in a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck on Feb. 26, said Uvenama Rova, secretary general of the Papua New Guinea Red Cross. That quake and subsequent aftershocks were centered in the country's remote Highlands Region, and a complete picture of the scope of the ... Earthquake
Port Moresby/Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 2018 – A Papua New Guinea Red Cross assessment team will try today to reach communities near the epicentre of a deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the remote southern highlands more than a week ago. The Red Cross team – made up of staff from the ... Earthquake
One week after Papua New Guinea was rattled by a powerful earthquake, aftershocks have reportedly caused the death toll to rise to at least 67, while landslides have made the worst-hit highlands nearly unreachable. Dozens of aftershocks have added to the devastation inflicted by the initial ... Earthquake
After witnessing the extreme medical needs of other countries, Mark Palm — a Southern California native — decided to help. He packed up his family and moved to Papua, New Guinea where he is now using a sea-plane to save dozens of lives from the air. Those wishing to help the cause or for more ... Earthquake
A journalist in Papua New Guinea has found there's a hunger for stories about locals who have overcome the difficulties of life in their developing country. Papua New Guineans are used to negative news headlines about their country and hearing that living standards and services are getting worse. Earthquake
Most of the earthquake-affected areas experienced substantially above-normal temperatures between August and October 2017, and reported incidence of drought which impacted crop production (mainly kaukau and sago in this part of the country). The earthquake affected areas are at times prone to ... Earthquake
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s $19 billion liquefied natural gas export project in Papua New Guinea may remain shut for six weeks after an earthquake rocked the country's remote highlands, which are home to the venture's upstream gas supplies, according to UBS Group AG. The LNG plant, which accounts for about ... Earthquake
Exxon Mobil's (NYSE:XOM) liquefied natural gas export project in Papua New Guinea may remain shut for six weeks following this week's earthquake, UBS analysts say. The firm also cuts its 2018 earnings per share estimate for Oil Search Ltd. (OTCPK:OISHF), which has a 29% stake in the venture, ... Earthquake
Days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the interior of Papua New Guinea, the death toll is continuing to rise as rescue workers strive to reach isolated communities despite blocked and damaged roads. At Least 14 Dead In Papua New Guinea After Strong Quake Sets Off Mudslides ... Earthquake
Papua New Guinea/Kuala Lumpur, 1 March 2018 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 209,000 Swiss Francs (221,000 US Dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the needs of 2,000 people affected by the 7.5 magnitude ... Earthquake
Aiabba Minerals is a mining company fully owned by an indigenous community in Papua New Guinea. Such an ownership model could become a best practice model for the future development of the country's resources, Executive Chairman and Managing Director Moses Mondowa tells Business ... Earthquake
Households within this classification reside in Ȁ LLGs which experienced intensity ȁ and Ȃ earthquake on the scale of 1 to 10. Among the affected 211,000 people who reside in these areas, approximately 143,127 are identified as needing urgent humanitarian assistance. They face the immediate risk of ... Earthquake
A powerful earthquake two days ago killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday. His comments were the first confirmation of deaths from a high-ranking official after Monday's ... Earthquake
The death toll from the strongest earthquake to strike Papua New Guinea's rugged interior in almost a century has climbed to 31 and would probably rise further, officials said on Thursday, as damage to roads, runways and phone lines slowed relief efforts. Remote hamlets closest to the epicentre of the 7.5 ... Earthquake
This image made from video provided Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, shows the landslide area following Monday's earthquake in Mendi, Papua New Guinea. A powerful earthquake two days ago killed more than a dozen of people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote ... Earthquake
When major news happens, stay on top of the latest developments, delivered to your inbox. E-mail address. By subscribing, you agree to NPR's terms of use and privacy policy. More Stories From NPR. Asia · At Least 14 Dead In Papua New Guinea After Strong Quake Sets Off Mudslides · Middle East. Earthquake
"We expect that the extent of the damage will become clearer in coming days," the statement said. "At the request of the Papua New Guinean Government, Australia is today providing a RAAF C-130 to conduct aerial surveillance and provide logistical support to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force." ... Earthquake
(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — The governor of the central Papua New Guinea region hit by an earthquake this week says at least 15 people were killed and the toll may rise. Southern Highlands Governor William Powi told The Associated Press that communication remains difficult and authorities are ... Earthquake
At least 14 people were reported dead after landslides triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the remote central highlands of Papua New Guinea. The quake struck early Monday morning local time near Porgera, about 350 miles northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, and has been followed by ... Earthquake


 

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