Hunger. Thirst. Disease.
Keep our neighbours in PNG safe
Last year, the weather phenomenon known as El Niño caused a drought across Papua New Guinea. Crops were destroyed. Rivers dried up. Disease was on the rise.
Mothers like Lodwina had to experience the pain of watching their children go hungry.
As rivers and creeks dried up, families like Margaret’s would often drink contaminated water. Disease became a real risk.
When Margaret’s family tried to drink the water from the river, they became sick because the lack of rain meant the rivers and streams “flowed smaller”.
Thankfully, El Niño has passed. But it will take months before families like Lodwina’s and Margaret’s can benefit from their harvests. Even then, their harvest will only give short-term relief from immediate food shortages.
Longer term training is needed so that families have better survival skills during extreme weather conditions.
With your support, Oxfam can help train farmers, provide clean water and continue hygiene training.
Help keep our neighbours in PNG safe from hunger, thirst and disease.