EWER: Situation Review September 2014

November 18, 2014

In September 2014, BelunAi??continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situationAi??across Timor-Leste. Incident monitoring recorded 103 incidents, which is the highest number of incidents recorded in two and a half years. The spike in incidents can be partially attributed to a marked increase in farming-related land disputes, which likely occurred due to farmers returning to their fields in September to prepare for the rainy season. One such disputeAi??occurred in Ermera District, which led to a machete fight and theAi??death of one person.Ai??For more details onAi??this incident, andAi??a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in September, please clickAi??here.