Over 270,000 need immediate help in Papua New Guinea earthquake zone
According to the latest situation report from the United Nations, the priority needs are medicine, tarpaulins and tents, blankets, food and water.
At least 125 people have died and infrastructure has been severely damaged.
Around 18,200 people have been displaced and are reported to have converged in 26 informal care centres.
The UN also estimates that over 544,000 are affected across the five most affected provinces.
The provinces are Hela, Southern Highlands, Enga, Western and West Sepik. ■