Papua New Guinea Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her child
UNFPA Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a highly disaster-prone country, currently ranking 9th on the World Risk Index. It has been severely affected by the El Niño effect in 2015 and 2016, which has caused prolonged drought in the country, affecting thousands of people throughout the country since April 2015.  In addition to conducting MISP trainings (through UNFPA’s own resources), the Papua New Guinea country office has prepositioned RH kits as part of Phase 1 in regional Area Medical Stores in Mt. Hagen (Western Highlands Province), Lae (Morobe Province), and Madang (Madang Province). Nine types of RH kits remain prepositioned in these locations and UNFPA has received approval from DFAT to distribute four types of kits for the El Niño drought response.  UNFPA will therefore not be prepositioning additional RH kits in Papua New Guinea in Year 1 (2016–2017), and will re-assess needs for Year 2 (2017–2018) at the end of Year 1 in June 2017.

Country Population: 7.6 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Papua New Guinea

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Key results2017

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.