Papua New Guinea: bishop calls on NGOs to advocate for refugees
Rome, 27 October 2011 – In addition to a prohibitively expensive citizenship process and anxiety about returning home, environmental degradation is one of the primary concerns facing refugees in Papua New Guinea. In an interview with JRS International Communications Coordinator, James Stapleton, Bishop Gilles Cote SMM explains how these factors put pressure on the tense relationship between the refugees and the local population, increasing the risk of conflict in an already struggling community.