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Australians help PNG islands still recovering from Cylcone Ita

Australians help PNG islands still recovering from Cylcone Ita

Updated 7 July 2014, 8:40 AEST

You might remember Cyclone Ita back in April - it was only three months ago.

It started near Solomon Islands causing terrible flooding, and then the storm swept down across the Coral Sea toward Australia, making landfall near Cooktown.

The cyclone went straight through a group of islands at the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. Thousands of people in the Louisiade Archipelago are still struggling to feed themselves and repair their homes.

Although aid was promised by the PNG Government, not a lot of it has arrived, and so a group of Australian yachties, a Tasmanian nurse, and a Victorian Junior Football club have banded together to help the islanders out.

Presenter: Ian Townsend

Speaker: Hans Clemmensen, yatchman; Ingrid Salmon, nurse

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