Week after Papua New Guinea quake, nearly 150,000 people in urgent need of aid

Week after Papua New Guinea quake, nearly 150,000 people in urgent need of aidBy Alison Bevege SYDNEY (Reuters) – Almost a week after a deadly quake struck the rugged Papua New Guinea highlands, nearly 150,000 people remain in urgent need of emergency supplies as damaged roads and landslides have hampered the delivery of aid to isolated communities, agencies have said. The quake destroyed or damaged the homes of around 7000 people, while 147,000 were in severe need of food, water and sanitation, the director of the International Red Cross in PNG, Udaya Regmi, told Reuters on Sunday. Landslides have cut roads, preventing the delivery of aid to several places where it’s most needed.


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