"The UN is leaving, the journalists are leaving and we are being left alone," the Superior of the Jesuits in East Timor, Ageng Mawata SJ, said on Tuesday.
The UN had originally planned to evacuate its UNAMET compound, leaving 2000 refugees sheltering there without protection. However it's now expected that about 40 UN staff will remain for the time being.
Another Jesuit, working with UNAMET, reported: "The killings go on by the Indonesians and the militia. In places, the militia hunt with the TNI (Indonesian marines), in other places the TNI just let go with their heavy artillery."