New aid post for Mortlock Island

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Steamships volunteers at Port of Buka in Bougainville check a consignment of building materials, before the final leg of its journey to Mortlock Island.
In June, Steamships Trading Company announced funding to support the local community on Mortlock Island, an atoll 240km northeast of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. The Steamships Community Grants Programme is funding the cost of construction of an aid post on Mortlock at the cost of 110,000 Kina. The island has been without an aid post building for more than 15 years and this project aims to provide enhanced health services to the local population of around 600 inhabitants; construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2020. The project is in line with the Steamships Community Grants Programme's commitment to supporting local community initiatives in PNG, with a focus on health, education and social welfare. Because of climate change, residents on this low-lying island face an increasing threat from rising sea levels, which may ultimately lead to the isolated community having to be relocated.
Building a caring community

Building a caring community

New aid post for Mortlock Island

New aid post for Mortlock Island

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