» 02/03/2004, 00.00
Signs of reconciliation in the Moluccas
Parents hide malnourished children in Moluccas refugee camps
The reconstruction and resettlement process of people displaced by the Christian-Muslim conflict is proving difficult: many parents deprive their children of medical care because they are ashamed of their emaciated appearance; clean water is scarce and there are outbreaks of malaria
Circulation of anonymous letters and false reports builds tension
Moluccas clashes between Christians and Muslims three dead and five injured
The violence erupted overnight, the result of a latent confessional conflict. One of the victims was a young man of 21, a soldier and a police officer wounded. The authorities have reinforced security measures to prevent renewed fighting, but tension remains high. 2002Truce between the two sides undermined .
Ambon's Bishop appeals to UN and the world for peace in Moluccas
Behind the religious conflict, the Army returns into politics
Jakarta (AsiaNews) The fourth day of religious violence in Ambon, the capital of Moluccas, has claimed the life of a police officer, and left 13 more wounded, as arson destroyed hundreds of homes and reduced the Nazaret Protestant Church and the Indonesian Christian Universityof Maluku (Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku, or UKIM) to ashes. The Ukim had been renovated after it was destroyed in 2000, during the previous war. Since Sunday, the death toll has reached 36, leaving 159 people injured. But religious personalities and political analysts are becoming aware that high military personnel are playing a role in the clashes.
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