Madang Earthquake

Madang disaster office warns ‘fake’ victims

The District Disaster Office confirms that a huge number of victims will need external assistance to fully compensate them for the loss of properties during the disaster

Rudolph Mongallee, Director for Provincial Disaster Office, has compiled an assessment which has been handed over to Madang Governor Ramsey Pariwa, who is expected to brief the Prime Minister and Defense Minister on the overall effect of the earthquake.

Quake assessment complete

From the assessments, the team have found that damages caused to affected areas are not drastic. The team will furnish up and finalise reports collected from Karkar Island, Bogia, Sumkar mainland, Raicoast coastal and Raicoast inland areas, and work towards restoration.

Medical supplies for Saidor were dropped off last Saturday morning with relief items from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) consisting of four bales of mosquito nets and blankets, bound for Mebu.

Earthquake assessments underway

Defence Minister, Win Daki, was just in Madang, along with defence personnel, to discuss the extent of damages.

Accompanying them were Members of Parliament for Bogia, Middle Ramu, Rai Coast, Madang Governor Ramsey Pariwa and vital stakeholders.

Minister Daki’s team will head out to Rai Coast today to capture damages caused by the series of earthquakes and tremors. The group arrived in Madang late Monday and spent the next day in meetings with stakeholders on how much resources will be needed to address the devastation.

Gov’t extends support to quake victims

Prime Minister James Marape expressed his heartfelt sympathy and unwavering support for the people of Madang and neighbouring provinces severely impacted by the devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday evening, October 7, 2023, with its epicentre located at Basamuk in the Rai Coast District.

In response to this tragic disaster, Prime Minister Marape has taken immediate action, swiftly mobilising relevant government departments and agencies to assess the extent of the damage and the number of individuals affected.