Papua New Guinea

Country Info

CARE has worked in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1989, implementing long-term development projects and responding to emergencies including the El Nino drought and frost in 1997, the Aitape tsunami in 1998, the Manam Island volcanic eruption in 2004 and floods in the Oro province in 2007.

CARE continues to assist during emergencies, most recently supporting remote communities in Wonenara Sub-district of the Eastern Highlands Province with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene training and provisions after a severe outbreak of dysentery in the area.

We are also supporting remote and disadvantaged areas with improved governance, agricultural practices, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and HIV prevention and care. We are providing assistance to disaster risk management, working to address gender-based violence and support women with increased opportunities to generate an income.


Latest News from Papua New Guinea

El Niño and CARE’s Response

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.