18 Mar 2019

200 Papuan children to miss exams because of conflict - reports

5:03 pm on 18 March 2019

There are concerns hundreds of Papuans will miss out on national exams because of ongoing conflict in Nduga regency.

Helicopter over Nduga, July 2018

A military helicopter over Nduga Photo: TPNPB

Activists and aid groups estimate escalating violence in Papua's Highlands has displaced 2000 people since December.

Raga Kogeya, a humanitarian worker in Nduga, said children were afraid to take exams in conflict-ridden towns with a military presence.

Mr Kogeya told the Antara state news agency that around 200 students may not be able to take their exams, which start in April.

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