PNG welcome West Papua refugees

© Getty Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape listens to Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on July 22, 2019. - Marape is on a six-day visit to Australia. (Photo by MICK TSIKAS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MICK TSIKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA – October 15, 2019: 10am (NBC NEWS PNG): Papua New Guinea will stand ready to welcome refugees from West Papua if they decide to seek refuge in the country. Prime Minister James Marape made these remarks in Parliament on Friday when responding to a series of questions by Opposition Leader Belden Namah on the Government’s stance on West Papua’s ongoing conflicts...

Puluhan Ribu Rakyat Papua Berpindah Jadi Warga Negara PNG

Pengungsi dari Papua di Kiunga Diocese, Papua Nugini, berdiri di depan rumah mereka pada sebuah foto yang dibuat pada tahun 2011. Pengungsi dipaksa membangun rumah mereka pada lahan-lahan yang tak bertuan, dimana lebih dari 90 persen lahan di Papua Nugini dimiliki oleh penduduk setempat (Foto: : Peter Balleis SJ/ JRS/Spotlight)
Pengungsi dari Papua di Kiunga Diocese, Papua Nugini, berdiri di depan rumah mereka pada sebuah foto yang dibuat pada tahun 2011. Pengungsi dipaksa membangun rumah mereka pada lahan-lahan yang tak bertuan, dimana lebih dari 90 persen lahan di Papua Nugini dimiliki oleh penduduk setempat (Foto: : Peter Balleis SJ/ JRS/Spotlight) PORT MORESBY, SATUHARAPAN.COM – Setidaknya 10.000 rakyat Papua...

West Papuan asylum seekers to be sent to camp on PNG-Indonesian border

Yacob Mechrian Mandabayan is one of seven West Papuans deported to Papua New Guinea after seeking asylum from Australia. Photograph: Freedom Flotilla
Group of seven who were deported from Australia fear kidnapping by Indonesia if sent to remote border camp Seven West Papuans who claimed asylum in Australia have been told they will be sent to a remote camp in Papua New Guinea on the border of Indonesia – the country they are fleeing from. The group, including a woman and a 10-year-old child, landed on Boigu Island in the Torres...

West Papuan refugees hope for citizenship

I want citizenship. I’ve been here 28 years and want to get on with my life,” said Donatus Karuri
Access to citizenship could prove the best hope yet for thousands of West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea (PNG). “I want citizenship. I’ve been here 28 years and want to get on with my life,” said Donatus Karuri, a 57-year-old father of six, outside the shelter he shares with five other families at the Hohola refugee settlement. It is one of four settlements for West Papuan refugees...

PNG Troops Burn Down Border West Papua Refugee Camps

These children at Blackwara camp are now in custody from Operation Sunset Merona burnt down 19 houses in a dawn raid – photo UNHCR
Article – Nick Chesterfield Scenes of terror and destruction have erupted around the Papua New Guinea’s frontier town of Vanimo, as an unprecedented and contentious PNG military operation against unarmed West Papuan refugees has arrested scores and burned over 30 houses to the … PNG Troops Burn Down Border West Papua Refugee Camps As Refugees Flee To The Jungle Investigative Report by Nick...