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Armenia, East Timor, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, The Republic of South Sudan, Uganda
Human Rights
HART is not just ‘another aid organisation’. We are distinctive in that we combine aid with advocacy, working for peoples suffering from oppression, exploitation and persecution who are generally not served by major aid organisations and are off the radar screen of international media”

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Clean Water
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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East Timor News

The Seattle Times 
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Authorities in East Timor arrested two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali and plan to return them, police said. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed ... See more..
Bulgarian man Dimitir Nikolon Ilev and Sayed Muhammad Said from India were captured by police in the East Timor capital city of Dili on Thursday after authorities ramped up the search for the four escapees. Setiawan has not released the details of how ... See more.. 
The arrest of the Indian and Bulgarian escapees, in East Timor's capital Dili this afternoon, comes as police intensified the hunt and called upon Interpol to assist. But there is still no sign of Australian man, Shaun Edward Davidson, who was with the ... See more..
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Two inmates who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan prison on Monday have been captured in Dili, East Timor, while two others — including Australian Shaun Davidson remain on the run. Indian man Sayed Mohammed Said, who is serving a 14-year jail ... See more..
Yahoo7 News 
Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong will meet East Timorese leaders and senior ministers during her two-day visit to Dili. See more..
ABC Online 
The International Federation of Journalists hails as a victory the acquittal of two journalists in East Timor who were facing potential jail time for a story they wrote ... See more..
Sky News Australia 
Federal Labor is hopeful Australia can reset ties with East Timor after years of turbulence over a maritime boundary dispute. Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong is off to Dili on Wednesday. She will meet new President Francisco 'Lu-Olo' ... See more.. 
East Timor is set to honour the Australian peacekeepers who came to its rescue in 1999, by chipping in for a special memorial in Canberra. See more..
The Sydney Morning Herald 
East Timor's prime minister has asked a Dili court not send two journalists to jail in a controversial defamation case he brought against them. See more..
Herald Sun 
Friends Of Same treasurer Karen Keable and two Rotary members packing donated tools to send to Same, East Timor. Picture: Supplied. Boroondara councillors voted last Tuesday to provide $14,617 a year to the Friends of Same group for just another two ... See more..
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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

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


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


Ethnic Groups


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

printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth