Help victims of the PNG earthquake

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On Monday 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake Papua New Guinea.

According to the United Nations, the quake killed 150 people and has left 270,000 people (including 125,000 children) in need of emergency aid.

Anglican Overseas Aid has launched an appeal to help recovery efforts in the central highlands of PNG. All funds donated will go to our Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) partner in PNG, Caritas Australia.

The earthquake damaged major infrastructure in the country’s remote highlands, including; hospitals, an airport, houses, schools, churches and roads. According to the United Nations and Papua New Guinea National Disaster Centre, over 544,000 people have been affected by the earthquake, with approximately 270,000 in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

The earthquake also caused landslides, which have impacted land, in particular, crops and food gardens.

Your continuing support to ease this suffering will help us reach thousands of people.

Click HERE to donate today.

Caritas and its partners in the affected areas are delivering emergency assistance including basic supplies like food, water and first aid, as well as supporting long-term needs like shelter. As of 19 April, Caritas partners have assisted approximately 56,000 people affected by the disaster.

To donate to our PNG Earthquake Appeal, click on the ‘Please Donate’ button below (choose ‘PNG Earthquake Appeal’ from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu) or call us on 1800 249 880.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque/money order made payable to Anglican Overseas Aid to:

Anglican Overseas Aid
PNG Earthquake Appeal
P.O. Box 389
Abbotsford, VIC 3067

 

Media release:

This media release is available for use by publications. Contact Nils von Kalm on 1800 249 880 for any questions.

Read more about the situation:

ABC News 

The Guardian Australia

Reliefweb

 
Photo credit on homepage slider: http://time.com/5185057/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-aftermath/