Balibo, Timor-Leste

The MiVAC Board has agreed to examine the feasibility of providing WASH assistance to the village of Balibo in Timor-Leste. Balibo is well known due to the Balibo Five, a group of journalists for Australian commercial television networks who were murdered in the period leading up to the Indonesian invasion of East Timor on 16 October 1975.

Work being examined includes improving water supplies, installation of Sky Hydrant filtration systems, general repair and maintenance ofexisting infrastructure and education and training in hygiene and maintenance.

Subject to satisfying a feasibility study, funding and developing a plan in conjunction with local authorities, work should commence mid 2024.

Stay tuned for further information.

Circle showing location of Balibo, Timor-Leste