26 August 2008

Finally Going Home: Refugee Camps Closed in Timor Leste

25 August 2008 by Saul Salavador Asia Calling - Thousands of Internally displaced refugees in Timor Leste are finally going home. For the last two years, they have been living in makeshift tent camps.

Their homes were destroyed when the tiny nation descended into communal violence sparked by divisions in the military and police. Now the government is encouraging them home with a 4,500 US dollar grant.

The money is so they can restore or rebuild their homes that were burnt down during the crisis.

As Saul Salvador reports from Dilli some of the internal refugees complain it’s too little help too late. Read more...

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