20 Dec 2018

More drought struggles for PNG's South Fly district

From , 4:03 pm on 20 December 2018

People in Papua New Guinea's drought-stricken South Fly district need to be vigilant to get through the next couple of months with little water, the local MP says.

The southern part of PNG's huge Western Province has been experiencing drought for several months.

This region was badly affected by the drought of 2015/2016, which occurred during an El Nino weather pattern, another phase of which is expected in the wider region shortly.

The South Fly MP Sekie Agisa says thousands of South Fly residents have to walk several kilometres to acess water.

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