United Nations Resident Coordinator for PNG

UN Resident Coordinator’s disaster update

The subject of helping PNG realise the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as national development and peacebuilding priorities, were discussed during his February 7th meeting with PNG’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Challenges existed before earthquake: UN

The United Nations Resident Coordinator for PNG, Gianluca Rampolla, said the state of the region was only worsened by the earthquake.

In a recent interview with this newsroom, the UN resident coordinator, Gianluca Rampolla, told of the UN’s response during the February 26th earthquake.

Rampolla said during the distribution of relief supplies, they discovered that some of the children were malnourished or stunting.

“That was not because of the earthquake. They were malnourished before the earthquake,” he said.