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Help on the way for PNG's drought-stricken Madang Province

Help on the way for PNG's drought-stricken Madang Province

Updated 30 December 2013, 18:31 AEST

Help may finally be on the way to a remote island in Papua New Guinea's Madang Province after six months of drought.

The Province's Governor, Jim Kas, recently visited Long Island where 5,000 people have been running desperately low on food and drinking water.

He says the island's lack of water is now being exacerbated by a virus that's killing the island's major food supplies: coconut, banana and pawpaw trees as well as root crops.

Presenter: Catherine Graue

Speaker: Jim Kas, Governor of PNG's Madang Province.

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