Papua New Guinea Humanitarian Emergency

A woman and her child

Country Population:

7.6 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Papua New Guinea is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world; hazards include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, droughts, flooding and associated disease outbreaks. Vulnerabilities are compounded by environmental and social factors such as tribal fighting, rapid population growth, urbanization, land degradation and climate change. UNFPA priorities in Papua New Guinea include disaster preparedness, awareness raising on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence, and capacity strengthening of health workers.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

150,000

Women of reproductive age

37,923

Pregnant women

2,914

Young people

46,189

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

People reached with Dignity Kits

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Dignity Kits distributed

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

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  • 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.

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