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ECHO CRISIS FLASH No. 1: Papua New Guinea – Drought / Frost

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is experiencing considerable less rainfall this year in comparison with the average situation. In addition areas above an altitude of 2 200 meters suffered twice from a period of frost, which severely damaged crops.The situation is probably related to the current El Nino system. PNG suffered from similar weather patterns in El Nino years 1972/73 and 1997/98. Based on this experience the Office of the Prime Minister issued a News Release on 24 August, informing that the country should brace for a Severe Drought.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection
Original Publication Date: 
01 Июл 2015
Document type: 
Situation Report
Papua New Guinea
Pacific: Drought - 2015-2017