Jayapura, Jubi – The cyclone Pam which reportedly killed eight people and forty-four people reported missing in Vanuatu drew attention from various groups including civilians, NGOs, students, churches and youths in West Papua.
Together they are organizing a humanitarian solidarity campaign to raise funds.
The campaign called “West Papua Humanitarian Solidarity Week for Vanuatu” would be held on 18 to 28 March 2015.
The Solidarity Team Coordinator Daniel Randongkir in press conference held at Elsham Papua Office, Padang Bulan – Jayapura said they have set several agenda including fundraising organized by students and youths at some city spots located in Sentani, Waena, Abepura, Kotaraja and Kota Jayapura.
“We will conduct a communal worship and fundraising at church in which organized by all local churches in Papua. Rasta Kribo Community will also conduct a reggae music concert for fundraising for the natural disaster’s victims,” Randongkir said on Tuesday (17/3/2015).
He further said the NGOs activists in Kota Jayapura would be continued this action with a night reflection to light the ‘solidarity candles’ representing the solidarity towards Vanuatu’s people.
Meanwhile the Solidarity Team Secretary Markus Haluk said they set a station of West Papua Humanitarian Solidary for Vanuatu in front of Cenderawasih University Auditorium at Abepura as the central of coordination.
“The station will be coordinated under the Student Executive Body of Cenderawasih University and other student organizations. We will also open a bank account to collect and distribute funds for the victims in Vanuatu,” Markus Haluk said. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)