East Timor

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Religion, Education
"Engaging in Mission with the World Christian Movement." Since our founding in 1922 we have been engaging in mission with the world Christian movement through our: 1. Residential community for missionaries, church leaders, research scholars, and artists from around the world 2. International Bulletin of Mission Research 3. Study program in ...See More intercultural Christian mission Show Less
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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion, Education, Economy, Human Rights, Family
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
Bolivia , Brazil , Cambodia , Chile , Congo (Democratic Republic) , East Timor , Ethiopia , India , Indonesia , Iraq ...See More Countries , Jordan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Lebanon , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mozambique , Nepal , Niger , Nigeria , Pakistan , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Republic of Chad , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Syria , Tanzania , Thailand , Tunisia , Uganda , Uruguay , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Children/Youth, Human Rights
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA ...See More is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Show Less
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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Causes We Support

Human Rights
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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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