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UN disaster team arrives in flood-stricken Papua New Guinea

A five-member United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team has arrived in Papua New Guinea to help identify the aid needs of some 32,000 victims of severe sea swells that hit a wide extent of the northern shoreline and neighbouring islands.

Flood-stricken Papua New Guinea receives UN assistance

The United Nations is sending a disaster assessment team to Papua New Guinea after severe sea swells hit the northern shoreline, affecting up to 60,000 people, according to government estimates.

Haitians continue desperate struggle three months after successive storms – UN report

Almost half of the families uprooted by what the United Nations emergency relief chief had called the “worst disaster in the last 100 years” to strike Haiti are still unable to return to their homes, a UN spokesperson told reporters today.

UN agencies prepare to respond after flash floods strike Ethiopia

United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to send emergency supplies to southern and eastern Ethiopia, where flash floods following heavy rains have displaced locals and damaged about 2,000 hectares of cropland.