On January 7, 2019, Thea and a team from LEKAT (Institute for Capacity Building and Strengthening) in Jayapura visited conflict refugee children from Nduga district. They live in the Sekum Village, Muliama Sub-District of the Jayawijaya Regency. Entering the refugee territory is difficult and requires a special government permit. We understand their feelings of isolation. Arriving at the location we met with the priest, our contact person, and community members. We came with 500 thick blankets, 100 kg of rice and snacks for the children.
There were around 45,000 refugees displaced by the conflict in Nduga from eight sub-districts namely Mapenduma, Kagayam, Mugi, Mom, Yall, Jirkuri, Yigi and Mbua. They spread to Lanny Jaya, Jayawijaya, Mimika, Asmat and Jayapura (CNN Indonesia, July 31,2019).