Kutubu Disaster Response Committee

Kutubu disaster committee calls for united effort

The committee said in a media conference that a combined effort was needed to assist locals affected by the disaster.

Committee chairman, Joel Masahimu, said 26 people lost their lives during the earthquake (17 victims) and through aftershocks (9 victims).

He said the earthquake has displaced people, with large numbers gathering in care centres and while the sick and injured are being attended to, there are fears of social implications this could have on them.

The committee is in Port Moresby to rally support for locals back home.