Two months after a major earthquake devastated parts of Papua New Guinea’s highlands, one of the world’s most remote and diverse nations is still struggling to cope.
The quake left more than a half million people in need of aid, but many of those affected live in areas reachable only by air. Compounding the aid effort: more than 200 aftershocks over the past two months as well as a recent outbreak of tribal violence.
On this edition of Global Journalist, we discuss the response to the quake in the Pacific nation of 7.5 million.
Joining the program:
- Tom Westbrook, correspondent, Reuters, Sydney
- Sonia Yeung, aid worker, World Vision International, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- John Connell, professor of human geography, University of Sydney
Producer: Lily Cusack
Supervising producer: Lauren Wortman
Visual editor: Jiwon Choi