Posted By Staff Reporter
Australia has announced a five-Million-Dollars or about 10-Million Kina disaster fund, to support drought relief efforts in Papua New Guinea.
Half a million will be spent on seeds for drought resistance crops.
The assistance is part of a total 9-Million Dollar package, which Australia is providing to assist Pacific nations affected by drought.
Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop made the announcement, saying Australia was not asked to supply relief directly, after the Government said its handling relief delivery itself to more than two and a half million people affected.
Ms. Bishop joined her PNG counterpart, Rimbink Pato to travel to Enga Province on Saturday, to see areas impacted by the drought and frost.
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