The people living along the Purari River in the Gulf province who have been facing some serious times with the bad weather conditions, are now getting much needed relief supply with the help of the Papua LNG Project team.
The local communities along the waterway, have been greatly affected by the recent flooding and king tides that destroyed farming land, clean drinking water and land for shelter.
In response to this, the Project team launched a Disaster Relief Mission on the 02nd of November to assist villages in its area of influence, with 30 tonnes of food rations and medicines.
Not only that, in coordination with the Gulf Provincial Authority, the Project team will also be providing relief assistance to communities outside its area of influence.
Further to this, in recognition of the need for the Provincial and District Administrations to enhance their social service delivery to the waterway communities, the Project team will be allocating one dinghy each, to the Baimuru Local Level Government (LLG) Administration, the Ihu LLG and the Kerema Disaster Office.
These dinghies will go towards supporting these offices in carrying out their respective functions to provide social services to the waterway communities.
The mission began at Apiope village at the mouth of the Purari River with Project staff distributing food rations and medical supplies, which were specifically handed over to a Community Health Worker based at the aid post or the health centre in the village or administered by the team doctor himself.
Food items such as rice, tuna, noodles and biscuits, as well as essential items such as buckets, mosquito nets, anti-malaria and water purification tablets, were donated to 15 identified villages along the Purari.