7 May 2018

PNG quake disaster response trucks on despite big challenges

From , 5:03 am on 7 May 2018

The head of Papua New Guinea's main team responding to the Highlands earthquake disaster says so far the response has been as good as can be expected.

But Bill Hamblin says there are ways that PNG's emergency response efforts could be improved in future.

Meanwhile Dr Hamblin's Emergency Disaster Restoration Team is facing difficult security challenges helping communities affected by February's magnitude 7.5 quake caused widespread devastation and around 150 deaths.

He also told Johnny Blades about the problem of opportunists charging exorbitantly for use of transport in quake relief efforts, and began by talking about road vehicles.

Shelter following the PNG earthquake

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