Indonesia’s Papua province children starving in a land of gold

Indonesia’s Papua province children starving in a land of gold

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A measles and malnutrition crisis has killed at least 72 people, mostly children, in Indonesia’s remote province of Papua, home to the world’s biggest gold mine. As Rebecca Henschke and Hedyer Affan report, the crisis has put the spotlight on a region closed off to journalists for decades and revealed serious government failings. Just two months old, Yulita Atap’s life has already been brutally hard. Her mother died in childbirth. Her father gave her up for dead.