In April 2006, riots broke out in Dili, capital of East Timor following rivalry and discrimination within the military and expanded to general violence throughout the country.
40 people were killed during fighting between pro-government troops and disaffected Falintil troops. As the situation esculated into a crisis, several countries intervened by sending military peace-keeping troops.
The situation resulted in 27 refugee camps in Dili, 67,000 internally displaced persons, of which 30,000 were aged 15 and under. There was a great need of medical attention and
nutrition to be delivered.
In collaboration with LOVE SINGAPORE, CRS sent a team of doctors and nurses to conduct medical mobile clinics and milk powder distribution to the refugee camps and internally