India sends relief supplies to Papua New Guinea

New Delhi, (| India on Thursday sent 19 tonnes of relief supplies to landslide-hit Papua New Guinea comprising tents, water tanks, hygiene kits, ready to eat meals and medicine among other things.  MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal posted on X:  “Standing together in times of difficulty.

In the wake of devastating landslide in Enga province of Papua New Guinea, India had announced immediate assistance of USD 1 million to our close FIPIC partner.
Pursuant to the announcement, a flight carrying approx 19 tons of HADR supplies departed for Papua New Guinea today.“The aid comprises 13 tons of disaster relief material including temporary shelter, water tanks, hygiene kits, meals ready to eat; & 6 tons of emergency use medicine, medical equipment including dengue and malaria diagnostic kits, baby food etc.,” he posted.
On May 24, Papua New Guinea’s Enga region was hit with a massive landslide, with the national government reporting that more than 2,000 people have been buried alive, while a U.N. estimate put the death toll at around 670. (UNI)