Papua New Guinea
Caritas & ADRA Supporting Early Recovery
On 26 February 2018, an earthquake measuring 7.5Mw hit the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea, the largest earthquake recorded in the region since 1922. More than 70 series aftershocks. Around 544,000 people in five provinces were affected and more than 270,000 people are in immediate need of assistance, including an estimated 125,000 children.
ADRA is responding to ensure recovery and enhances resilience with vulnerable communities living in the most affected districts in the Hela and Southern Highland Provinces of Papua New Guinea.
We are working to increase access to safe water and sanitation facilities with an emphasis on managing hygiene practise. It will support access to relevant medical supplies and facilities with an emphasis on responding to injury and disease risks. Individuals and communities will also be supported to manage post earthquake trauma and conflict through Psychosocial Support and Peace Building activities.
Story to come!