Subject: UNOTIL Daily Media Review 5 May 2006


Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review Friday, 5 May 2006

National Media Reports

Most of the IDPís Are Children

Timor Post reported on Friday that the majority of internally displaced people (IDPs) are children. According to reports, the majority of those seeking shelter in Dom Bosco Vocational Training Centre were children observed to be sleeping on the floor on mats not in good condition. According to Adriano de Jesus, a Brother responsible for Dom Bosco, a total of 8,000 people took refuge in the compound following the April 28th riots. One of the people seeking refuge told the newspaper that although the shelter conditions are not good, the population had no choice but to take refuge there as she feels there is no guarantee from Government that they will resolve the current problems. She added that she does not want her children to have to live through a war like the previous generation. (TP)

Regional Media Reports

US Issues East Timor Advice

The US State Department has urged non-emergency personnel and family members to leave East Timor where rioting in the capital, Dili, last week left five people dead.

The department says the US embassy in East Timor "has received credible reports of potential communal violence and politically motivated violence".

It has authorised the departure of non-emergency personnel and family members from Dili, and has urged other American citizens to also leave.

Last week's violence followed several days of demonstrations by 600 soldiers fired for desertion (

National News Sources Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional Seminario Lia Foun (LF) Televisaun Timor-Leste [TVTL]

These Items Do Not Reflect the Position or Views of the United Nations. UNOTIL Public Information Office

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