A series of massive earthquakes has torn through Papua New Guinea and left thousands of children in urgent need of food, water and shelter. Please don’t wait: donate now to help UNICEF deliver emergency supplies and save young lives.
Communities in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea are reeling from three huge earthquakes that struck within days, triggering massive landslides and wiping out entire villages.
More than 100 people have reportedly been killed, with thousands more injured and many still missing in the chaos. Children are in a constant state of fear and exhaustion as relentless aftershocks continue to shake their homes and cause more landslides.
One crucial hospital has been cut off from water and power supplies, while schools have been so badly damaged that one province may cancel the entire school year.
UNICEF will do whatever it takes to help children in danger but we can’t do it alone: we need your support to provide more life-saving supplies.
UNICEF staff unload emergency supplies in Port Moresby. © UNICEF/UN0162561/Bell
UNICEF is working to:
- Provide therapeutic food for malnourished children.
- Deliver water purification tablets and hygiene kits to prevent outbreaks of disease that thrive in emergency conditions.
- Set up safe spaces where children can rest, play and recover.
- Give psychosocial care to help children cope with the profound stress of losing their homes and family members.