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

Humanitarian needs

3.69 million
1.13 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA Papua New Guinea

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.