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Concerns raised over safety of Hela children, women

The Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC), a sectoral committee of the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC), is appealing to community leaders, tribal leaders and individuals, including men, to put an end to the fighting and pursue conflict resolution so that much needed humanitarian support and government assistance can continue into the province.

Former MP calls for peace in district

Zeming made the call after tribal fights in two different parts of Tewai-Siassi, Morobe Province, resulted in four deaths.

The clashes had made community leaders worried about the ability of the district administration to bring the law and order situation under control.

One fight is raging in Sialum, involving villagers in Upper Ziwe, while the other is on Siassi Island, involving Gasam and Gom villagers.

At least four people have been killed within a week, with many more seriously injured and houses and properties destroyed in both areas.

VIDEO: Tribal fight continues

He stated this during a recent interview, following the reluctance of a few families in the Amala tribe to sign an MoU to declare an understanding between the warring tribes to call for peace. 


Imelda Wavik with more 

VIDEO: People still suffer

TVWAN was at the affected areas recently – and spoke to a few of the villagers. 


Imelda Wavik with this report 

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Landslide affects Tambul road

The 40, 00 plus people of Tambul valley are in danger of being cut off from Mount Hagen because a section of the highway leading up to the station was washed away.

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