» 02/06/2018, 16.12
Humanitarian emergency in Asmat district (Papua) "under control"
Some 72 people have died, mostly children. About 650 children have contracted measles and at least 223 suffer from malnutrition. For Agats’s bishop, the goal is to develop a medium-term plan to provide good food to natives.
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More than 80 children have died with another 800 affected by malnutrition-related illnesses. The diocese has provided humanitarian relief to the most affected districts. The peculiar characteristics of the remote territory make the work of volunteers difficult and dangerous.
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Papua, 61 children dead and 500 sick because malnourished. The Church's commitment (Photo)
The diocese of Agats sends two teams to assist and distribute basic necessities in the affected villages. The peculiar characteristics of the remote territory make it difficult and dangerous to reach the most isolated settlements. In Jakarta, some Catholic humanitarian organizations and groups have set up a fundraising program. The Indonesian government deploys military paramedics. Critics of the government, accused of neglecting the remote eastern province.
Conversion to Islam of a tribal leader not true says Bishop of Papua
Muslim groups and state television had spread the news, celebrating it as a great event. Bishop Murwito Aloysius OFM clarifies that it is the choice of a simple citizen who holds no political office or official positions. He warns that false news can create tensions within the Asmat tribes.
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The plight of Papua refugees, "second-class citizens" forgotten by the world
The Iowara camp hosts refugees from West Papua, who fled strife in the Indonesian province in the 1990s. After nearly 30 years, they are still without citizenship or freedom of movement, ostensibly abandoned by those who were supposed to care for them. On the ground, "The Catholic Church is now virtually left alone to cater at least for health and education". What follows is the story of a Verbite priest, involved for decades in trying to help the refugees' situation.
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A Jesuit Catholic school and church were also hit. Emergency relief services must make a 2-3 journey on foot to reach some affected areas.
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