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UN supports Papua New Guinea after deadly landslide which probably left 2,000 dead

The United Nations continues to assist authorities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with search and rescue efforts four days after the massive landslide in Enga province, where some 2,000 people are feared dead and accessing survivors remains a challenge.

International Organization for Migration says 670 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

Friday’s landslide in the north of Papua New Guinea is likely to have been far more deadly than first thought, Serhan Aktoprak, the country head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Sunday.

Tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea's highlands leaves 64 killed

An ambush in Papua New Guinea's remote Highlands region, which is witnessing a major escalation of tribal fighting, has left at least 64 people dead, media reports said on Monday.

Papua New Guinea: Conflict and election-related violence trigger wave of displacement

New York: Following conflict and election-related violence in Papua New Guinea, more than 15,000 people have been internally displaced in Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga provinces, the International Organization for Migration´s (IOM) said on Tuesday.

UN condemns election-related violence across Papua New Guinea Highlands

New York: The UN on Thursday “unequivocally” condemned the recent escalation of violence across the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG) which has erupted during the ongoing two week period of staggered voting for national elections.

‘We may be small islands, but no man is an island’, Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders

New York: “All of us from small islands can relate to the word’s perception of us, as small islands”, but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead “an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway.” That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change. 

Help Pacific ‘Ocean of Peace’ live up to its name, Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister tells UN

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Welcoming the growing attention the world is paying to the Pacific Ocean, Rimbink Pato, Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, urged the international community to ensure that the Ocean becomes a “zone of cooperation, of stability and security, of pristine beauty and prosperity,” and expressed his hope that the it lives up to its name: “the Ocean of Peace.”

UN food aid to benefit 60,000 people in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea

New York, Apr 3 (JEN): The United Nations emergency food relief agency has airlifted over 80 metric tons of vital nutritional supplements to Papua New Guinea – enough to feed approximately 60,000 people in the earthquake-hit country.

Papua New Guinea: A month after deadly quake, UN on the ground delivering life-saving aid

New York, Mar 27 (JEN): One month after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea, the United Nations warns that “children’s lives are in danger” as access to the affected remote and isolated villages across vast and rugged terrain remains a huge challenge.

Lifesaving UNICEF supplies reach Papua New Guinea to help children and families hardest hit by earthquakes

Sydney,Mar 24 (JEN): UNICEF has this week delivered 23 metric tons of relief supplies to Papua New Guinea, including tents and tarpaulins, water purification tablets, hygiene kits, blankets and learning kits as part of ongoing efforts to help children and families who were hardest hit by recent earthquakes.