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Jakarta Post

Jayapura hosts evacuees after Timika clash

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Sat, July 30 2016   /  08:07 am

The Jayapura administration has begun collecting data on 353 evacuees from Timika currently being accommodated at the Toli dormitory in the GIDI Church compound in Polomo, Sentani, Papua.

“We are collecting data on their needs and we will report it to the provincial administration for further measures,” head of the Jayapura Nation Unity Agency, Yanto Dago, said on the sidelines of a visit to the evacuation center on Friday.

Based on the data, eight additional evacuees arrived at the site on Friday on board Garuda Indonesia and Sriwijaya Air flights.

“There are many others who want to come here but they cannot get flight tickets,” said Joni Wonda, who is in charge of evacuees in Polomo.

He said evacuees began fleeing to Jayapura following a clash between people of different ethnic groups in Timika on Sunday.

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