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  • Papua New Guinea, 31 August 2016 Despite the end of the El Niño phase, many Papua New Guineans continue to suffer from hunger and lack of clean water, whilst the harvest is expected to yield crops only towards the end of the year (WFP). Access to clean and safe drinking water, irrigation and storage facilities continues to disrupt the communities’ recovery efforts and livelihoods management.
  • Port Moresby, 22 August 2016 — The Department for Justice & Attorney General (DJAG) and The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a unique Trafficking in Persons (TIP) workshop for resident magistrates from various district courts in NCD, Madang, West Sepik, Western Highlands, West New Britain, Western Province, East New Britain, and Central provinces.
  • Papua New Guinea, 29 July 2016 - The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea is peppered by dozens of small-scale, local conflicts, adding to community vulnerability and the possibility of displacement. Conflicts are often a result of land ownership disputes, tribal differences and disagreements over compensation.
  • Papua New Guinea, 1 July 2016 - IOM and the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), with support from the US, EU, and the Australian Governments, have launched a seed distribution programme across drought-hit areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG), benefiting almost 10,000 people.
  • After months of anguish caused by an El Niño drought, large parts of  the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea then experienced torrential rain, exacerbating existing levels of vulnerability. Rivers swelled up and hillsides became saturated with water. The resulting floods and landslides affected homes, food gardens, water sources, and infrastructure in several provinces, particularly the Highland and Momase regions.