WPPRA Port Moresby Put Billboard on 19 Ha West Papua Land

19 Hectares of Land Mass for West Papua in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The West Papua Refugee Relief Association (WPRRA) today, 25 January 2020 put a “billboard” sign saying 19 Hectares of Land Mass Remains the Property of West Papua Refugee Relief AssociationNO Trespassing! This mark symbolizes the declaration of West Papua Land which was dedicated officially by the Papua New Guinean Prime Minister at the time Peter O’Neill, MP and the National...

Refugees on their own land: the West Papuans in limbo in Papua New Guinea

Esther Rumsowek (right), a high school teacher and Esther Kurni, 71, the mother of Toni Sapioper, who fled Jayapura with her seven children by outrigger canoe in 1984 after her home was surrounded by Indonesian soldiers. Photograph: Jo Chandler/The Guardian
Read Full Story here at the Guardian Up to 7,000 West Papuans live in refugee villages, separated from their homeland by the wide, despoiled Fly River Supported by Judith Nielson InstituteAbout this content Jo Chandler in Kiunga, @jo_m_chandler, Sat 30 Nov 2019 21.00 GMT Last modified on Sun 1 Dec 2019 01.37 GMTWhile news of the violence against West Papuans makes news, West Papuan refugees...

Manus Island refugees offered Port Moresby move

A photo of the note. Photo: Shaminda Kanapathi
RNZ POM – Refugees detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have been offered relocation to Port Moresby by the PNG government. A photo of the note. Photo: Shaminda Kanapathi A note posted in refugee compounds on the island said they would be provided with residential accommodation in the capital and financial support to relocate. Once there, they would continue...

WPRRA Chair: Elimar Gombo Congratulates the ULMWP Achievements

The Chairperson of the West Papua Refugees Relief Association (WPRRA) based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea congratulates the achievements of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum Summit in Tuvalu this week. West Papua Refugee relief Association Chairman Elimar Gombo with Blue Shirt and Deputy Chair Soni Yoissi holding his child (red shirt with...

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,...

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West Papuan Refugees with Mr. Bwnny Wenda
West Papuan Refugees with Mr. Bwnny Wenda Today is July 17th, 2019, the date when the Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and the Secretary-General of The Koteka Tribal Assembly (Dewan Musyawarah Masyarakat Adat Koteka – DeMMAK) is celebrating the day when One of the West Papuan Refugees since 2000, Mr. Benny Wenda who right now lives in the United Kingdom as...