Disaster update: House tool kits distributed

Relief supplies into the affected areas along the border of Western and Southern Highlands provinces continue since the February 26 earthquake.

The North Fly emergency response team is among others working tirelessly to distribute food and medical supplies and tarpaulins with water catchment tanks, items that were donated as well as purchased by the local MP.

Mogulu station in Western Province has been the base of relief supplies which the team has been dispatching to the five care centres of Dodomona, Adumari, Digasubi, Huya and Walagu.

It is estimated close to 5,000 affected people are in the care centres.

Adumari has 826 people, Dodomona 1,550, Huya 1,405 and Walagu 1,207.

Larry Franklin, who is a member of the North Fly emergency response team, said an aid post has been rebuilt at Dodomona village over three days.

Food supply and tarpaulins with water catchment tanks have been installed at Dodomona and Huya villages.

The first lot of house tool kits have also been distributed to assist those affected, start rebuilding their houses for communities in the safer areas.

More house kit tools supplies are expected to be flown up to Mogulu to be dispatched to affected villages.

MAF continues to assist distribute the supplies.

(Picture credit: Larry Franklin)

Sally Pokiton