Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Overview (November 2016)

Contact
DTM Papua New Guinea, IOMPNGMDAC@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Papua New Guinea
Period Covered
Jan 01 2005 -
Dec 31 2016
Activity
  • Baseline Assessment
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

Throughout the last decade, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced internal displacements arising in the context of natural and human induced hazards that includes the Manam volcano and tribal conflicts respectively. Although such events have been exacerbated in the context of the natural disasters and conflict across the country, most IDPs such as those in Manam have now been living in displacement for a protracted period (most since 2005). During the period under reporting (2005-2016), emergency and disaster incidents resulted in the displacement of 75,449 individuals. The majority of the individuals were displaced as a result of a volcanic eruption at Manam island in Madang province in 2005.

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