A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea on Monday 26 February 2018, with the epicentre in Nipa-Kutubu district, Southern Highlands province. Reliefweb reported that a total of 544,000 people were affected by the earthquake across 5 provinces namely Hela, Western, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands and Enga.
The first phase of the emergency response dealt with immediate needs such as emergency shelter, food, water and emergency health care.
CARE has also been distributing seeds, tools and training to re-establish gardens, and nutritional support to address the lack of access to balanced food sources and provide immediate nutritional support to those in urgent need.
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