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West Papuan refugees on Manus – Diary #9

West Papuan refugees on Manus – Diary #9

In the 1960s, as Indonesia prepared a military takeover of so-called Dutch New Guinea, West Papuan rebels fled to Papua New Guinea. Seeking asylum from Indonesian persecution, they were sent to Manus Island by the Australian administrators. Some of these forgotten refugees, and their descendants, still live at the original camp. They have only recently received PNG citizenship.   read more
Land Convoy Diary #7

Land Convoy Diary #7

Pacific Islands, including those in the Manus Province, are already some of the hardest hit by climate change. Traditions and customs are being lost to rising sea levels; those on the climate frontlines are being forced to relocate, their homes now underwater. Climate Justice Now!   read more
Land Convoy Diary #6

Land Convoy Diary #6

In the wake of new PNG PM Marape’s visit to Australia, when he and PM Morriscum declared that “no one is in detention”, Izzy went to Manus Island and spoke with local, Jerry Polei, whose father was opening his land to West Papuan refugees 50 years ago.   read more
West Papuans in Port Moresby’s Rainbow Camp

West Papuans in Port Moresby’s Rainbow Camp

We met with West Papuan refugees living in Port Moresby, some of whom at Rainbow Camp are facing eviction. They have been here since the 80s and are still being moved on and living in poverty with no access to health care or education. The current uprising and military crackdown in West Papua could trigger a next wave of West Papuan refugees into Papua New Guinea. Australia needs to take a hard look at its involvement in the ongoing genocide in West Papua and extend a hand to help the West... read more
Original Nation Passports delivered to refugees in PoM

Original Nation Passports delivered to refugees in PoM

Original Nations Passports destined for PNG traveled from Narrm, up the east coast of so-called Australia, and were signed by Aboriginal Elders on the way, including Uncle Kevin Buzzacott and Uncle Lyle Davis. Some of these passports were presented to asylum seekers in Port Moresby. Original Nations Passports have been accepted as travel documents before, and a couple of the asylum seekers talked with Izzy about what could happen next.  ... read more