Nineteen years after the Maluku conflict, I came to Tanimbar Kei (Tnebar Evav, in Kei Language). The island is a five-hour sea journey from Kei Kecil. In this land, I heard stories from local people that the conflict where hit Maluku did not reach their land. But, when it happens, the victims from the conflict area fled to Tanimbar Kei. In Tanimbar Kei, the refugees are received and cared for by the people who I meet.
Maluku in the period 1999-2001 was an island that its inhabitants wanted to stay away from.
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