Humanitarian Situation Report Number 6

During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) deteriorated and remains grim due to three States of Emergency in PNG: Earthquake, Peace and Security and Polio Outbreak.

A group of happy children.
UNICEF

Highlights

• During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) deteriorated and remains grim due to three States of Emergency in PNG: Earthquake disaster for 4 provinces; Peace and Security for Southern Highlands; Public Health emergency due to polio outbreak.

• UNICEF's has reached over 37,000 children with measles and rubella vaccinations, 23,000 children with micronutrient powder; 64,000 people have been given access to safe drinking water.

• UNICEF is supporting the Government to respond to the polio outbreak. UNICEF is procuring over a million oral polio vaccines. In the first of four vaccination rounds, some 306,000 children have been vaccinated.

• Close to 400 child protection duty bearers, nurses, vaccinators, nutrition workers and other community health workers, teachers all trained on disaster recovery measures and back at work

• UNICEF has procured and managed 118.79 metric tons or 481.65 cubic meters of emergency education, health, nutrition, protection, water, and sanitation supplies for direct delivery, delivery through partners or as government-controlled supplies. The total value of procurement for emergency supplies and related services is over US$ 822,000.

Emergency response in the field by UNICEF field workers.
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