UPDATE (Indonesia): The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid

UPDATE (Indonesia): The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the affected villages where 113 people died of starvation with associated illnesses in 2009. The AHRC has reported in AHRC-HAC-006-2009 on 16 September 2009 asking for immediate action for the affected seven districts in order to ensure their right to food, the lack of which threatens their right to life every year. Despite of government promises, only some of those areas have received food assistance whereas other areas have yet to receive anything at all. Above all, basic infrastructure and agricultural system have not been improved which is the most primary element to guarantee food security in Papua. The AHRC is deeply concerned that failure of harvest will contribute to continuous hunger in the affected areas. Read more about UPDATE (Indonesia): The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid