13 Sep 2010

Rainfall worsens Bougainville food shortage

3:03 pm on 13 September 2010

Reports from Papua New Guinea say more than 10,000 people in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are in need of food and medical assistance.

The newspaper, The National, says continuous rainfall has destroyed food gardens and devastated roads.

The concerns were highlighted by the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, John Momis, when he accepted 4,000 cartons of biscuits from a biscuit company.

Weather experts have linked the continuous rainfall to the change in climate as a result of global warming.