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Displacement Movements

24,000
IDMC 2021
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IDP Population Trend

  • Administrative division with available number of displaced persons
  • Site assessed by DTM
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Papua New Guinea

Mobility Impact due to COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions, restrictions and blockages. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working to map the impacts on human mobility, at Global, Regional and Country level.


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Papua New Guinea — Displacement in Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga Province #1 (13-18 August 2022)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the local authorities deployed the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) from 13 - 18 Au

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Overview (15 July 2022)

On 10 July 2022, the Disaster and Emergency Director for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville was alerted by community representatives in Hagogohe Constituency about a conflict caused because of a land dispute between people from Somar and Mogu villages located in Ward 5, Hagogohe Constituency i

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Update (Jan - May 2022)

Pari Andawale community in Tebi LLG: This community was affected by conflict on 11 April 2022. About 70 homes were burnt down and an estimated 1,200 displaced. The IDPs fled to different villages around Hela.

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Update (Jan - Apr 2022)

Pari / Andawale community, Tepi LLG: On 11-Apr-2022, a fight broke out displacing an estimated 500 people from three council wards. At least 60 houses were burnt down, and livestock, food gardens, and trees were destroyed.

Papua New Guinea — Situation Update — Manam Volcanic Activity (11 November 2021)

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea's Madang Province started emitting ash on 20 October 2021. The emitted volcanic ash caused a thick dark smoke that covered the entire Manam Island.

Papua New Guinea — Conflict In Tari-Pori District In Hela Province (2 February 2021)

Clan violence in Tari-Pori district on 28 January 2021 resulted in human displacement, injuries, deaths and destruction of property among other negative impacts. An estimated 6,000 have been affected.

Papua New Guinea — Conflict in Tari-Pori District in Hela Province (11 February 2021)

This displacement profile gives an update on the situation of people displaced because of clan violence that happened on 28 January 2021 in Tari Pori District in Hela Province.

Papua New Guinea - Site Profile: Deos-Tinputz (January 2020)

Deos-Tinputz experienced a King Tide at around 2000Hrs on 03 January 2020, leading to the displacement of the local community members who fled to higher ground for safety.

Papua New Guinea – Site Profile: Buin Conflict (December 2019)

Conflict-related violence resulted in the displacement of 479 people from Konnou Constituency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Papua New Guinea — Mt Ulawun Volcano: Displacement Profile: West New Britain Province (29 July 2019)

IDP sites assessed — 8 (Kabaya*, Bakada*, Koasa, Gigipuna-VJ Camp, Soi, Sabali Beach, Sovula** and Barema road side**)

Papua New Guinea — Mt Ulawun Volcano: Displacement Profile: West New Britain Province (04 July 2019)

This infographic presents findings from sites hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in West New Britain Province after the eruption of Ulawun Volcano on 26 June 2019. Presented are findings from six (6) IDP sites namely Soi, Bakada*, Gigipuna-VJ Camp, Sabali Beach, Kabaya* and Koasa.

Papua New Guinea – Mt Ulawun Volcano: East New Britain Province (04 July 2019)

Infographic: Pandi/Bageta Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), East New Britain Province

Papua New Guinea — Earthquake Response: Non-Food Items Post-Assistance Monitoring (4 October 2018)

IOM has been providing assistance to people affected by the earthquake that hit the Highlands region in February 2018. Provinces highly impacted by the disaster were the Southern Highlands and Hela.

Papua New Guinea — Site Assessment: Southern Highlands Province (October 2018)

Following the earthquake that hit the Highlands region in February 2018, IOM deployed the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to track human displacements, as well as identify humanitarian needs for those displaced from their community to care centres or displaced within their community. DTM data

Papua New Guinea — Hela, Southern Highlands and Western Provinces Internal Displacement Report (20 April 2018)

Following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and affected an estimated 544,000 people in five provinces1, assessment teams visited 38 displacement sites2 in the Hela, Southern Highlands and Western Provinces of PNG between 10 – 27 March 2018.

Papua New Guinea – Dandan Care Center Site Assessment (23 January 2018)

Following a volcano eruption on Kadovar Island on the 5th of January 2018, Kadovar islanders were temporarily evacuated to safety on Ruprup Island before their relocation to Dandan care centre between 14th and 16th January.

Papua New Guinea – Profiling IDPs (December 2017)

This profiling report presents the findings of a survey conducted in provinces hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Papua New Guinea — Drought Resilience Building and Documentation of IDPs (31 December 2016)

During the reporting period IOM enhanced the recovery of health services through the provision of sustainable water supply at health facilities in Enga, Jiwaka and Simbu Provinces. IOM also built a gravity-fed water supply system providing clean water to 1,200 households in Morobe Province.

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Map (November 2016)

This map is an annex to the report entitled “Internal displacements induced by natural and man-made hazards in Papua New Guinea (November 2016)”. It displays type and magnitude of displacement across Papua New Guinea as of November 2016. 

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Overview (November 2016)

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.

Papua New Guinea — Internal Displacement Report 1 (October 2016)

Displacement in Papua New Guinea (PNG) occurs largely as a result of tribal fights due to land, natural disasters and or the economic situation of families. With at least 40 incidences of emergencies and disasters having been recorded in PNG between 2013 and 2016, such incidences contributed to t


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Papua New Guinea - Site Assessment - Ulawun Volcano Response - Round 1
Jun 30 2019

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Papua New Guinea — Site Assessment — Ulawun Volcano Response — Round 2
Aug 14 2019

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Papua New Guinea - Site Assessment - Earthquake 2018 - Round 3
May 30 2018

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Papua New Guinea - Site Assessment - Earthquake 2018 - Round 2
Apr 30 2018

A site assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on population presence, living conditions and needs in a particular displacement site or community.

Mobility Tracking, Site Assessment
Papua New Guinea - Baseline - Round 1
Oct 31 2016

A baseline assessment is a sub-component of mobility tracking. It aims to collect data on IDP, migrant or returnee population presence in a defined administrative area of the country.

Mobility Tracking, Event Tracking

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