Wed, 09 Mar 2005


Houses built for Poso refugees

POSO, Central Sulawesi: The Poso regental government will build 100 low-cost houses in several subdistricts of Poso City. The houses will be allocated to people currently living in several refugee camps in the regency, said acting Regent of Poso regency, Andi Azikin Suyuti, without elaborating further whether the houses would be for Christian or Muslim refugees. Earlier, the government had built some 70 houses for Muslim refugees in the Sintuwulemba subdistrict.

Thousands of people had fled their home after sectarian clashes broke out in Poso regency in 2000, which left some 2,000 people dead. -- JP