13 Aug 2018

Lasting trauma for PNG's quake-affected communities

From , 3:05 pm on 13 August 2018

Many communities in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region remain traumatised and in need of help nearly six months on from a major earthquake.

February's magnitude 7.5 quake killed at least 180 people, caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure and - according to the UN- directly affected over 500-thousand people

Johnny Blades has been in the quake zone and filed this report.

The earthquake disaster has left many Highlanders facing an uncertain future.

The earthquake disaster has left many Highlanders facing an uncertain future. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

 

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