MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
7 June 2008
Today, as part of the government’s Hamutuk Hari’i Futuru national recovery strategy, 45 families from the Arte Moris IDP camp and 21 families from the ex-USAID IDP camp will return to their homes.
Each of the families who returns today will receive a recovery grant from the Ministry of Social Solidarity to help them rebuild or repair their homes. The families will be assisted to return with transport provided by the Ministry of Social Solidarity and IOM. Each person, including children, will also receive 16 kg of rice.
The Secretary of State for Social Assistance and Natural Disasters, Jacinto Rigoberto Gomes, thanked the IDPs for their willingness to return to their homes. He explained “not all 45 families will return from Arte Moris today. MSS will try to resolve the problems of those who cannot return through dialogue with their receiving communities. But the majority of families who are not facing any problems will be assisted to return today. Once the camp is empty we hope that in the future Arte Moris can continue to operate as an art school and develop the skills and knowledge of Timorese children through art education.”
The Camp Manager of Arte Moris camp, Augusto Pinto, said “As the representative of Arte Moris Camp I want to give my thanks to the government, especially the Ministry of Social Solidarity, for their help. We are all ready to return home, but some people have some problems because their community does not want them back, so, we ask the government to help us with dialogue with these receiving communities. We also request the government to continue to improve security once we return home.”
The Secretary of State for Social Assistance and Natural Disasters, Jacinto Rigoberto Gomes, thanked the Camp Manager, the Director of Arte Moris, and the SLS agencies - who have provided the Arte Moris camp with humanitarian assistance Austcare and IOM. He also thanked Oxfam for their water and sanitation support to the camp over the past two years.
The return of the IDPs from Arte Moris and USAID camps brings the total number of IDP families who have received a recovery package under the Hamutuk Hari’i Futuru National Recovery Strategy to 1433.
MSS has now finished registering people’s wishes for resettlement. The verification process is ongoing in a number of camps. The next camp to be assisted to return will be Sional. The Secretary of State for Social Assistance and Natural Disasters said “MSS knows that all IDPs want to return home soon. The government has a camp return schedule, and we ask you to please be patient. MSS is committed to helping everyone who wishes to return to do so.”
segunda-feira, junho 16, 2008
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL SOLIDARITY
Por Malai Azul 2 à(s) 04:42
Obrigado pela solidariedade, Margarida!
Mensagem inicial - 16 de Maio de 2006
"Apesar de frágil, Timor-Leste é uma jovem democracia em que acreditamos. É o país que escolhemos para viver e trabalhar. Desde dia 28 de Abril muito se tem dito sobre a situação em Timor-Leste. Boatos, rumores, alertas, declarações de países estrangeiros, inocentes ou não, têm servido para transmitir um clima de conflito e insegurança que não corresponde ao que vivemos. Vamos tentar transmitir o que se passa aqui. Não o que ouvimos dizer... "