Film: West Papuan Refugees

Film: West Papuan Refugees
Film: West Papuan Refugees For nearly 50 years the people of West Papua have suffered under brutal Indonesian colonial rule and up to 400,000 civilians have lost their lives in Indonesian military operations.Thousands have fled across the border to seek sanctuary in Papua New Guinea.This footage was taken on Wednesday 16th February 2011, in the jungle near Vanimo, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea,...

West Papuan refugees moved away from Blackwater camp

One Island, Two Countries, Two Attitudes to each otehr
On 2 May, the Papua New Guinea authorities began to airlift West Papuan refugees out of Blackwater camp near Vanimo in an operation designed to empty the camp as fast as possible. The refugees were all transferred to Kiunga in Western Prov:irx:e for re-location to East Aw in, the only area where re-locatiai camps have been set up for refugees who have flooded into Papua New Guinea since February...