MY three months in Ireland was a good break, but it was too long to be away from Port Moresby. But it was good to find that our NGO, WeCARe! continued to thrive without me.
It has been a very good year for WeCARe! in terms of the support being received. Our very close and unique relationship with the people of the settlements has impressed donors and we have almost doubled our income as a result.
A recent drunken brawl between police and soldiers took police briefly off the streets and gave an opportunity to rioters to come boiling out of the settlements to attack Asian-owned shops in an attempt to loot them. The police came back quickly to restore order - but we are reminded of how vulnerable we are.