Starvation and looting on the rise

Starvation is on the rise and villagers are forced to resort to whatever means possible, even if it means looting or breaking into privately run and owned properties to find food for their families.

Moro based police officer, Joseph Kumin says that about 40 to 50 men from Sisibia village held up 2 security guards at one of Oil Search’s camp and made away with food supplies stored in a container.

Kumin explained, most, if not all of the villages lost their homes, livestock and food gardens and are now faced with hunger.

Relief food supplies reach Manam care centers

Madang Provincial acting director for disaster Rudolph Mongallee said "1011 bales of rice, floor and cooking oil starting today will be delivered to Mangem Care Centre