Earthquake relief

Over K300,000 worth of relief items

These supplies were presented by the US embassy, under their USAID and partners International Organization for Migration, to the head of PNG’s National Disaster office, Martin Mose, at the Air Niugini Cargo Hangar yesterday.

These supplies will benefit at least 18,000 people in need of shelter, emergency water and sanitation.

The water and sanitation kits are meant for at least 45,000 families, and supply kits for 800 families.

The kits contain tarpaulins, nails, ropes, cooking pots, dishes, soap and 15 litre water containers.

Telefomin still awaits relief supplies

This mountainous district of Sandaun province is within close proximity of Hela’s Tari district, where the epicenter of the quake was recorded.

A report detailing the damage done, and cost of food supplies and building materials for the rebuilding exercise was given last week to the Disaster and Restoration Committee in Port Moresby.

The report was put together by the District Authority following an assessment of the damage, carried out by government officials, teachers, and mission workers.