IT’S BEEN a tough past year for Papua New Guinea. Since April 2015, El Nino has hit the country hard with both frost and drought.
With damaged crops and dried up creeks, people are struggling with both water shortages and getting enough to eat. World Food Program (WFP) supported the National Disaster Center in Papua New Guinea by launching a mobile phone survey to track the deteriorating food security situation and identify hotspots.
In January, it started calling households to collect indicators on their food security at both the household and community level.