Facts and Figures about Refugees in PNG


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.