U.S. Embassy, Coca-Cola, Provide Assistance to Hanuabada Fire Victims

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:   United States Embassy Port Moresby and Coca-Cola Limited joined to provide relief aid to the villagers from Hanuabada whose homes were destroyed by fire on Saturday, August 19.

The US Embassy donated bales of rice, noodles, biscuits, clothing, household goods, shoes, and toiletries while Coca-Cola Limited representatives donated 20 cases of water.

“The devastation to our neighboring community has had an impact on all of us and we were touched by the loss of family homes and possessions,” according to U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Joel Maybury.

On hand to welcome and receive the assistance on behalf of the affected villagers was Hanuabada Appeal Lead committee member Dadi Toka Jr.

Eighteen homes were destroyed in the fire leaving more than 200 people without shelter.