Papua New Guinea Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her child
UNFPA Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a highly disaster-prone country. Periods of El Nino have caused prolonged drought in the country, while La Nina has resulted in wetter weather and flooding. UNFPA in Papua New Guinea focuses on disaster preparedness and resilience to ensure that women and adolescents have access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. It also supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in the event of emergencies.

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

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Papua New Guinea

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits

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.