Humanitarian assistance

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.

Relief supply exercise launched

The province over the weekend witnessed the event in Tropicana Vunapope beach front in Kokopo where important delegates representing the country the minister for Defense Win Daki, Commander PNG Defense Force Brigadier Goina, Director National Disaster Center Lusette Mana, Police Commissioner David Manning, Bougainville Affairs Minister Manaseh Makiba, Correctional Service Commissioner and delegates from AROB representing the president led by Peter Tsimalili Jr Bougainville Regional Member and Minister for Internal Security were in the province to witness the event.

Over K5m Assistance For Highlands Region

The Australian High Commission said funding and supplies are helping to address the immediate humanitarian needs of those affected by the ongoing violence and displacement occurring in the region.

“We are also supporting logistics and humanitarian coordination capabilities, to ensure supplies of food, water, protection and shelter can be delivered to those in need,” said the AHC.

“We have been pleased to have been able to already reach some of the displaced communities in Porgera and Mt Hagen with humanitarian supplies delivered by CARE and their local partners.