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Indonesia: Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

Source: International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) - Sat, 4 May 2013 07:19 AM
Author: International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
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During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province. Between April and December, an unknown number of Papuans were displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya. The largest reported displacement took place in mid-December in Paniai regency, where more than 10,000 people were forced from their homes in more than a hundred different villages. In September, as many as 500 homes in Maluku?s capital of Ambon were set on fire and nearly 5,000 people were displaced, some of them losing their homes for the fourth time in 12 years (...)

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