Why was West Papua in Indonesia?
In a letter from the American President to the Dutch Prime Minister, the US government strongly urged the Dutch government to hand over West Papua to Indonesia, in an attempt to appease a communist friendly Indonesian government.
What is Indonesia doing to West Papua?
Violence has flared in West Papua, with journalists and activists targeted, an internet blackout, and villagers forced to flee into the jungle. Hundreds of additional Indonesian soldiers have been deployed to West Papua in the last month and thousands of people have reportedly been displaced in the Puncak regency.
Is Papua Indonesia safe?
We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to Papua and West Papua provinces. The security situation remains unpredictable and there is a risk of kidnapping. Political tensions associated with anti-government groups and local rivalries can lead to violent clashes.
Papuans share for most part same evolutionary history as all other non-Africans, but our research shows they may also contain some remnants of a chapter that is also yet to be described.
What is the problem in West Papua?
Tensions and disputes are easily triggered, such as the series of demonstrations and riots that took place Papua and West Papua Provinces in 2019. The situation now seems to have calmed down, but there is the potential for social conflict based on identity between the native Papuans and non-Papuans.
Is PNG part of Indonesia?
The western half, known as Western New Guinea or West Papua, forms a part of Indonesia and is organized as the provinces of Papua and West Papua.
|Native name: Papua, Niugini, Niu Gini|
|Provinces||Papua West Papua|
|Papua New Guinea|
How many Indonesians live in West Papua?
West Papua is the second-least populous province in Indonesia, with a population of 1,134,068 at the 2020 Census.
West Papua (province)
|West Papua Papua Barat|
|Highest elevation (Mount Arfak)||2,955 m (9,695 ft)|
|Population (2020 Census)|
|• Density||11/km2 (29/sq mi)|
Is it safe in Papua New Guinea?
The law and order situation in Papua New Guinea continues to pose serious risks to travellers. Violent crime, including armed robbery, carjacking, home invasions and sexual assault, is common throughout the country, especially in urban areas such as Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagen.