RELEASE: Statement of the Forum Chair on PNG Landslide

Media Releases and News
29 May 2024


by the Forum Chair, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown 

on the Papua New Guinea Landslide

May 27th, 2024.

The Forum family of our 18 Pacific nations and our dialogue and development partners join us in extending thoughts, prayers and condolences to the government and people of Papua New Guinea, following the massive landslide events of May 24 in the Enga Province.

The landslide is an absolute tragedy, and we mourn with Papua New Guinea and her people at the many lives lost and uprooted. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those directly affected and the people and government of Papua New Guinea.

The Forum stands ready to assist and offer our support through this period of bereavement and recovery, noting with appreciation the humanitarian efforts of our Forum family and international community.

May strength, unity and healing prevail through this time.