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West Papua is one of the poorest areas in Indonesia where most of the people live at subsistence level with appalling health, welfare and education problems. This despite its vast reserves of copper, gold, oil, gas, and virgin hardwood forests. None of the profit from plundering these resources goes to the people of West Papua.
We support the West Papuans in their right to self determination to decide their own future. However, there is an excessively high number of Indonesian troops and military style police (estimates range between 12,000 - 30,000; we are unable to confirm these numbers due to lack of transparency) stationed in this region. There is no open and free access to the country.
The Red Cross is an impartial independent organisation with an exclusive humanitarian mission. Since 1949 the Red Cross has had an international mandate conferred on it by the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organising relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts.
The Statutes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement encourage these organisations to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply.
The Board of the Australian Red Cross proposes to close the Voluntary Aid Services First Aid Teams across NSW on 1st December 2009.
The First Aid Teams currently provide First Aid to local Sporting and Community Groups across NSW.
Petition to design the widening of Highway 24-27 in the town of Red Cross, North Caroina from the proposed 4 lane highway with a median to a 5 lane highway with curb and guttering.
Please sign this petition to show your appreciation to the Salvation Army and also the Red Cross. May God Bless America!