Following are the latest facts and figures about refugees in PNG:
The Government of PNG is undertaking a major nation-wide Naturalization and Registration Project to regularise the status of estimated 10,000 West Papuan refugees
ICA has registered more than 2721 West Papuans in Western Province by the end of 2015. It is expected that over the next 2 years all West Papuans in PNG will be registered and provided the opportunity to apply for PNG citizenship.
The Citizenship Advisory Committee (CAC) of PNG will be meeting soon to deliberate on 1112 applications received in East Awin, Kiunga, and Port Moresby.