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“Friend indeed”: Australian Air Force helps deliver India’s $1 million relief aid to PNG

PNG's Prime Minister James Marape expressed gratitude to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his country's rapid and substantial response to the crisis.

Following a devastating volcanic eruption of Mt Ulawun, India has sent emergency relief assistance worth US$ 1 million to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

This relief assistance was airlifted to Kimbe from Port Moresby by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for onward distribution within the West New Britain province.

Tweeting about this amazing international humanitarian assistance collaboration, Indian High Commission in PNG said: “A friend in need is a friend indeed!”

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PNG’s Prime Minister James Marape expressed gratitude to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his country’s rapid and substantial response to the crisis.

The volcanic eruption prompted an urgent plea for assistance, to which India swiftly responded with a generous relief package.

India’s relief assistance comprises crucial supplies such as tents, sleeping mats, hygiene kits, meals ready to eat, and water storage tanks, catering to the immediate needs of the affected population.

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