No relief for flood-affected refugees

These children at Blackwara camp are now in custody from Operation Sunset Merona burnt down 19 houses in a dawn raid – photo UNHCR
Environmental damage caused by copper mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has affected thousands of refugees from the neighbouring Indonesian province of West Papua who have not received any support from PNG or the mining company, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and NGOs. “Some of the border settlements of West Papuan refugees have become severely affected by flooding associated with sediment...