» 02/05/2015, 00.00
INDONESIA - NEW SLAVES
For Indonesian Church, fighting migrant trafficking not enough, training also needed
The goal of pastoral care for migrants is to "provide concrete training" to prospective migrants, so that they can compete "in the labour market." Economic crisis and unemployment feed trafficking. The Church works with the Ministry of Social Affairs in helping desperate people, including refugees.
Indonesian Jesuit: Migrants are modern slaves, let us help them regain dignity
Fr. Benedictus Hari Juliawan speaks of the Jesuitsâ€™ work with the boat people since 2010. Migration flows affect countries of Southeast Asia. The islands of Eastern Indonesia turned into forced labor camps. "About 700 thousand people a year leave the country to find work. They fall prey to human trafficking mafia ".
At least 20 tsunami orphans victim of child trafficking
Government adopts strict rules about child foster care and adoption.
08/04/2015 CAMBODIA - INDONESIA
Moluccas: Cambodian fishermen among hundreds of enslaved migrants
They were locked in cages or hidden in the forests of the islet of Benjina. Reduced to slavery and forced to work for Thai-flagged vessels. The area is a melting pot for the forced labor, especially in the fishing industry. Migrant workers subjected to harassment and abuse.
Work of training, formation at Ho Chi Minh City parish
Thanks to the help of the Italian bishops, in the parish of St. Paul in the district of Binh Tan a training house has been built that can accommodate 500 people participating in formation courses.
28/07/2016 11:44:00 INDONESIA
Archbishop of Jakarta: We are opposed to the death penalty, we pray for the condemned
The government is preparing the execution of 14 prisoners of different nationalities within three days. They are all accused of drug dealing or drug possession. Msgr. Suharyo asks the faithful for special prayers "so that capital punishment is removed from our legal system." The European Union demand the suspension of executions. India and Pakistan appeal to save the lives of their citizens.
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