Douglas and his family are ready to go home to Huya but they don’t know when they’ll be able to get on one of the few flights to their area.
Over half a million people have been affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and more than 100 tremors and aftershocks across the four provinces of Hela, Southern Highlands, Enga, and Western Provinces.
271,000 people need urgent humanitarian assistance in areas where homes, subsistence farming and basic infrastructure such as telecommunications, roads, hospitals and schools were destroyed. 125,000 thousand of them are children who need immediate support to stay safe and healthy.
UNICEF health officer Dr Philomena Tatireta checks on the health of children in the hospital. ©UNICEF/PNG/2018/MEPHAM