Write a letter for the Papuan tribes

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

Since Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua, an estimated 100,000 Papuans have been killed. Killings, torture, rapes and arbitrary arrests are commonplace. Whole villages have been razed in reprisals against real or imagined separatist sympathisers.

West Papua contains vast mineral and timber wealth and is therefore seen as vital to the Indonesian economy. A heavy army presence protects projects there.

Government officials have spoken of ‘breeding the Papuans out of existence.’ Now, the emergence of an HIV/AIDS epidemic, with infection rates 15 times the national average, make this threat a terrifying possibility. Many Papuans remain unaware of this deadly disease and how to protect themselves against it.

How you can help

Please write to Indonesia’s President using this text or your own words:

His Excellency H. E. Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Office of the President
Istana Merdeka

September 30, 2020

Your Excellency

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.