|Indonesia||CHURCH ALLOCATES LENTEN FUND TO ASSIST MUSLIM REFUGEES|
Pontianak archdiocese in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province has allocated its Lenten funds to help alleviate the suffering of Muslim refugees in the provincial capital.
The archdiocese's Socio-economic Development Commission has distributed aid worth $A65,380 in food, equipment and stationery supplies for school children, a source in the archdiocese said.
"The money was taken from the archdiocesan Lenten action fund and donors' contributions," said C.D. Yankay, commission chairman.
The refugees are Madurese migrants who fled the resettlement area in Sambas district, north of Pontianak, last year for fear of attack by local Malays with whom Madurese have clashed.