Asylum Seekers / Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / West Papua

A brief trip up the Fly River to the West Papuan refugee villages

Several years ago, researching a story on land grabbing (tree stealing) near Kiunga on the PNG border, I ran into a PNG nurse and nun who was climbing into a dinghy to take a trip down the Fly River. She told me she was taking vaccines to children in the refugee camps. “What refugee camps?” I had no idea. Finally, I made it there myself. Link here to my story for The Guardian.