2 Jun 2009

PNG Government provides food aid for survivors of fatal landslide

9:39 pm on 2 June 2009

Last week's fatal landslide in Papua New Guinea's Morobe province has left about 21 families without their livelihoods.

Five people have been killed and fourteen others are still missing following the landslide that wiped out the foodgardens of a whole village.

The Morobe province disaster management office director, Roy Kamen, says the surviving villagers are being looked after.

"These families they are in their village but they are affected in terms of their food gardens being destroyed that were located close to the hamlet that was destroyed. They are affected in terms of gardening, food and so on. We supplied about a tonne of rice, we supplied some mosquito nets, basic building tools like hammer, nails."

Roy Kamen says they are also planning to bring medical supplies to the villagers as some have been injured or are in shock.