New Risk Assessment: Papua New Guinea

1 Mar 2023

APR2P today publishes the newest addition to its Risk Assessment series, through an examination of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The risk of atrocities in PNG was found to be moderate as of December 2022. This takes into account structural socio-economic factors and political instability, and especially the severe election violence of 2022 and displacement of thousands of people.

Other issues factoring into this assessment include incidents of massacres in the highlands, endemic sexual and gender-based violence, and violence relating to accusations of sorcery.

Recent kidnappings in PNG which occurred after the December 2022 Regional Outlook also present a significant risk factor, and will require monitoring in future assessments. 

The Risk Assessment can be read here (PDF, 993KB), or from our Risk Assessments page, along with previous assessments of PNG and other countries in the Asia Pacific.