Disaster Relief

Disaster operations centre established

With a lot of support in relief supplies flowing in from donor partners and agencies, the Enga Provincial Administration saw the need for a centralized Operations Centre, including an onsite operations arm near the disaster site for proper management.

Barrick & Zijin donate K3.8m to Mulitaka

This is in support of the ongoing assistance provided by New Porgera Limited.

A shareholder in the Porgera mine, Zijin also announced another K1.9 million funding support, also through New Porgera Limited and the two companies  will contribute a total of US$1 million (Kina 3.8 million) through New Porgera Limited (NPL) to the disaster.

Brewery continues disaster relief efforts

As such, the South Pacific (SP) Brewery donated K10, 000 to Enga Provincial Disasters office to support its disaster relief efforts.

SP Brewery Corporate Affairs Manager, John Nilkare, announced this disaster relief support.  

OTML Donates to Disaster-Affected Provinces

The donation comes after East Sepik faced devastating floods and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, leading to significant destruction along the Sepik River. Similarly, Chimbu Province experienced severe landslides and flooding due to the same earthquake and heavy rainfall, resulting in extensive damage to homes, crops, and critical infrastructure.

SP Brewery aids disaster relief

This contribution is specifically aimed at bolstering the efforts of the East Sepik Provincial Disaster office as they work to provide aid and restore services following recent calamities in the area.

SP Brewery Corporate Affairs Manager John Nilkare highlighted the company's solidarity with the affected populations and their commitment to the recovery process.

“We are all deeply affected by the tragic events in East Sepik and are eager to ensure that basic services are swiftly restored to the rural communities most impacted,” Nilkare stated.

Over 140 thousand affected in Simbu disaster

The Simbu Provincial Disaster Office presented, to the Prime Minister, an initial assessment of the disaster and what needs to be restored.

Prime Minister Marape made an aerial inspection of areas affected by flooding and landslips caused by heavy rains in Simbu Province and other parts of the country yesterday, 1st April 2024.

Pacific Partnership boosts disaster preparedness

Participating nations, including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are converging in Port Moresby and Wewak for a series of engagements focused on enhancing disaster response capabilities and building enduring partnerships.

At the invitation of Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Partnership's mission encompasses tailored activities in engineering, disaster response, public health, and outreach events.

Opposition calls for urgent Parliament session

They are urging the Government to put more emphasis on the relief work on emergency services that the people need right now in the affected provinces.

In a press conference today in Port Moresby, the Opposition strong man and former Prime minister, and Moresby Northwest MP Sir Mekere Morauta, said it is pointless for the government to predetermine how much it will spent during this disaster.

He said the Government must gathered all its information on the disaster before coming up with a relief assistance.

PNG DF challenged to provide assistance during disaster events

He says the growing capacity of our Defence force is going to be even more important in the years ahead as challenges around the world increase.

“Our Disciplined Forces are also increasingly required to work as part of a whole-of-government effort,” he says.

O’Neill says that meeting some of the challenges in the years ahead including disasters will occur more than ever before due to climate change.

“We can expect more floods, more cyclones and more droughts to affect our country into the future.