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Armenia, East Timor, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, The Republic of South Sudan, Uganda
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Human Rights
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Due to Timor-Lesteâ's small size and location, the country faces serious problems regarding food security.1 With the increasing intensity of climate change, Timor-Lesteâ's food insecurity could become even worse.2 Annually rising temperatures have decreased livestock and ecosystem diversity and have destroyed several of the countryâ's food sources.3 Food insecurity in recent years has increased the number of children in Timor-Leste who are underweight and suffer from undernutrition.4 Climate change is also decreasing the amount of fresh groundwater that is available for consumption.5 The Australian government has been instrumental in Timor-Leste in providing funds and expertise to Timor-Leste for safeguarding the water supply from the damaging effects of climate change.6

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1http://www.ctknetwork.org/catch-of-the-week/report-bares-climate-change-effects-on-timor-leste-pacific/
2-4 Ibid
5http://climatechange.gov.au/sites/climatechange/files/files/climate-change/4pp%20-%20Securing%20groundwater%20in%20Timor-Leste%20in%20a%20changing%20climate.pdf
6 Ibid
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East Timor News

The Sydney Morning Herald 
Dili: When invading Indonesian troops parachuted into Dili in 1975 Filomena Gomes fled into East Timor's cloud-shrouded mountains and for four years ... See more..
The West Australian 
East Timor's former parliament chief Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres has won the country's presidential election. See more..
USA TODAY 
The Asian Football Confederation says the East Timor passports of nine Brazilian soccer players who represented the tiny Pacific island nation have been ... See more..
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Reuters 
DILI Former East Timorese independence fighter Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres was on track on Tuesday to win the presidency in one round, based on early vote counting a day after Asia's youngest nation went to the polls. Guterres, with nearly 60 percent ... See more..
Insidethegames.biz (blog) 
It represents the latest scandal involving East Timor, who were banned from the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in January after the country's Federation was found guilty of forging birth and baptism certificates to allow a number of ... See more..
NHK WORLD 
East Timor is located east of Indonesia, and has a population of about 1.2 million. Its main industries are agriculture and energy, including coffee production, and oil and gas development. The country declared independence from Indonesia 15 years ago ... See more..
FederalNewsRadio.com 
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The East Timor passports of nine Brazilian soccer players who represented the tiny Pacific island nation have been declared invalid, the Asian Football Confederation said Wednesday. FIFA has been investigating the East ... See more..
Morning Star Online 
FORMER liberation movement guerilla leader Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres expressed confidence yesterday that he would win East Timor's vote for a new president at the first hurdle. The candidate of the Fretilin (National Liberation Front of East Timor ... See more..
The Sydney Morning Herald 
The site in East Timor where Indonesian troops killed five Australian journalists in 1975 will be transformed with the construction of a new conference centre after ... See more..
Reuters 
DILI East Timorese flocked to political rallies on the final day of campaigning ahead of Monday's presidential election, as Asia's youngest democracy grapples with persistent poverty and corruption at a time when oil revenues are rapidly running dry. See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note - Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco
Area

Total 14,874 sq km
Land 14,874 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons ;
Natural Resources

gold, petroleum, natural gas, manganese, marble ;
Natural Hazards

floods and landslides are common; earthquakes; tsunamis; tropical cyclones
Current Environmental Issues

widespread use of slash and burn agriculture has led to deforestation and soil erosion ;

Demographics

Nationality
Timorese
Population
1,172,390
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Finances

Since its 1999 independence, Timor-Leste has faced great challenges in rebuilding its infrastructure, strengthening the civil administration, and generating jobs for young people entering the work force. The development of oil and gas resources in offshore waters has greatly supplemented government revenues. This technology-intensive industry, however, has done little to create jobs for the unemployed in part because there are no production facilities in Timor-Leste. Gas is piped to Australia. In June 2005, the National Parliament unanimously approved the creation of a Petroleum Fund to serve as a repository for all petroleum revenues and to preserve the value of Timor-Leste's ...See More petroleum wealth for future generations. The Fund held assets of US$9.3 billion as of December 2011. The economy continues to recover from the mid-2006 outbreak of violence and civil unrest, which disrupted both private and public sector economic activity. Government spending increased markedly from 2009 through 2012, primarily on basic infrastructure, including electricity and roads. Limited experience in procurement and infrastructure building has hampered these projects. The underlying economic policy challenge the country faces remains how best to use oil-and-gas wealth to lift the non-oil economy onto a higher growth path and to reduce poverty. Timor-Leste had a balanced budget in 2012 with government expenditures of $1.7 billion focusing on development of public infrastructure. On the strength of its oil-wealth, the economy has achieved real growth of approximately 10% per year for the last several years, among the highest sustained growth rates in the world. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$11.23 billion (2012 est.); $10.21 billion (2011 est.); $9.228 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, rice, corn, cassava (manioc), sweet potatoes, soybeans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla
Industries

printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth