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Increase in women-only buses eases transport anxieties

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — Women and girls feel safer on their daily city commutes now that, with UN Women’s support, a total of eight women-only buses are operating in Port Moresby.

Four such buses had been running in the city under an initiative by Ginigoada Foundation, a non-governmental organization. Four more buses were added to the fleet on 11 July. The buses, which have all-women drivers and crew members and charge nominal fares, are licensed by the Road Traffic Authority to run regular routes as public motor vehicles.

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REACHING THE MOST REMOTE - UN's Response to the Papua New Guinea Earthquake

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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in February, affecting an estimated 544,000 people in five provinces - Enga, Gulf, Hela, Southern Highlands and Western provinces, with Hela and Southern Highlands the most severely affected. Local infrastructure damage was significant, livelihoods were lost, and thousands of people were displaced. The UN, in support of the Government, and in coordination with the humanitarian community and private sector, launched a humanitarian response to meet the immediate needs of the most affected communities.

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UN Responds to the earthquake in Papua New Guinea


After the earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea on 26th Februaury, 2018, resulted in the loss of l ives and destruction of key infrastructure while affecting businesses, livelihoods and access to essential services across the region. The earthquake affected more than 544,000 people, displaced thousands of people and saw approximately 270,000 people in immediate need of lifesaving assistance.

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