On September 1, 2013, violence erupted between tribes near the city of Waingapu on the island of Sumba, Indonesia.
The program activities for Talita Kumi Student Center (IO-674) have been temporarily suspended. Some of the families from this center have sought temporary shelter. The program activities for Jesus Christ Army (Pahlawan Kristus) Student Center (IO-675), Tunas Zaitun Student Center (IO-676) and Betlehem Student Center (IO-677) continue, but these projects are on alert. Currently, no children have been affected.
Please pray that this situation will be quickly and peacefully resolved. Please pray for the protection of our children in this area.
Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information is available.