West Papuan refugees ordered to demolish homes in Port Moresby

West Papua Refugee relief Association Chairman Elimar Gombo
On Pacific Beat with Catherine Graue A group of West Papuan refugees who’ve been shunted from place to place around Port Moresby for years have been told they have to move again. The refugees and their families have been living in slum-like conditions for more than a decade while they wait for authorities to fulfil a promise to find them a permanent home. Late last week council officers,...

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...