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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 Jesuits’ 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.
12/09/2016 12:48:00 INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES
Duterte: No problem if Jakarta decides to execute Mary Jane Veloso
The Philippine president, on a diplomatic visit to Indonesia, had a private meeting with Widodo on the possible the condemnation of the Filipino woman. Veloso is in jail on charges of drug dealing, but her execution was postponed several times due to the efforts of former President Aquino and criticism of the Catholic Church.
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.
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