» 04/02/2007, 00.00
OCEANIA - TSUNAMI
Tsunami in the Pacific Ocean : 15 dead in the Solomon islands
The giant wave was generated by and under water quake of 8.1 magnitude; over 2 thousand people are left homeless. A Tsunami warning is issued to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Japan.
04/04/2007 OCEANIA - TSUNAMI
Tsunami: aid is slow to arrive in the Solomon Islands
Gizo airport remains closed, relief teams rely on helicopters and small boats to ferry water, food and tents. Regional governments, the USA and the UN promise aid, but a concrete plan has yet to be announced. Doubts surround the efficiency of the tsunami early warning system.
03/04/2007 OCEANIA - TSUNAMI
Tsunami in the Solomon Islands: tents and clean water are needed
The provisional death toll from the killer wave rises to 20. 5 thousand are left homeless. The local Caritas at work: food, water and shelter are the priorities. Greatest damage to houses and infrastructure.
06/04/2007 OCEANIA - TSUNAMI
Solomon Islands: 100 people are feared dead, risk of epidemic
5 days on from the tsunami, the Australian government reports 100 people missing. Relief agencies warn that dysentery is spreading among children, while clean water, food and tents are delayed in getting through
13/04/2012 VATICAN - INDIA
Fr. Shanti: With the young people of Papua at Rio de Janeiro World Youth Day
Suffocated by the tribal culture and tempted by materialism, marked by unemployment and drugs, the youth of Papua is languishing in a state of neglect. The experience of Fr. Shanti Puthussery Chacko, who with the help of priests and NGOs, is renewing the faith and commitment to development among young people. The fruits of WYD in Madrid and the desire to go to Rio de Janeiro.
21/09/2015 PAPUA NEW GUINEA – AUSTRALIA
Manus Island riot: refugee murder trial to begin
On 17 February 2014, clashes between police and migrants led to the killing of a 23-year-old man. A member of the Salvation Army (which ran the camp) and a guard stand accused. For four years, about 1,000 migrants have been held on the island, waiting to learn their fate. "I hope the trial will address the problem,” says PIME missionary in Papua New Guinea.
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