Here is a Post-Courier article about this tribal conflict:
As many of our supporters would be aware, Kiriwina had just experienced a horrendous death toll due to a tribal conflict. Kiriwina is known for its peace-loving people and nothing like this has happened on Kiriwina in living memory.
This tragic event did not only affect the days around the event, but its ongoing legacy is also the looming starvation of the villagers. This conflict has affected the next year’s food security of all villages involved. Hundreds of innocent victims now look at an immediate future without food.
Some villages have had their crops destroyed, whilst others will not be able to harvest their crops as they have had their labour resources removed from the island while the authorities undertake investigations into the fighting.
At this time of the year, all yam seeds in other villages have been planted, and there will be none available until after the harvest next year.
Again, we would like to pay our respects to the family and friends of the victims.
Caring for Kiriwina needs your support to provide basic food items such as rice, sugar, tinned food, noodles, teabags, flour, and cooking oil.
PLEASE HELP – YOUR DONATION IS VITAL TO SAVE INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM STARVATION