New Amsterdam, eventually to become New York, was relinquished by the Dutch to the English in return for Run, the most remote of the Molucca islands
. No wonder the Dutch wanted Run instead of Manhattan: The tiny spice island was the original home of nutmeg.
Since then, the Indonesian Government has worked to end fighting, with the last two armed conflicts in the Molucca Islands
and Aceh province ending in 2006.
The report said the quake was centered 190 kilometers southwest of Ambon, a town in the Molucca Islands
, 445 km north-northeast of Dili, East Timor's capital, and 960 km north-northwest of Australia's northern city of Darwin.
Life on the Rim of Spain's Pacific-American Empire: Presidio Society in the Molucca Islands
Some claimed the violence was a spillover from fighting between Christian and Muslim communities in the Molucca Islands
to the east.
Funds will be used to provide medical centres and supplies and, in particular, to prevent outbreaks of disease in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in West Kalimantan and the Molucca Islands
. There will also be support for drinking water schemes in West Timor and the Northern Moluccas, and for nutrition in West Timor.Myanmar (Burma) - Euro 2 million.More than 40% of Myanmar's population has no access to health care, while only 32% has access to safe drinking water, resulting in the rapid spread of diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera and malaria.
In the Molucca Islands
, a highly diverse area in the east, the army has allegedly protected local Muslims, doing nothing while Islamic extremists murder Christians.
Now we can add: Kosovo, Congo, East Timor, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, the West Bank, Eritrea, The Molucca Islands
of Indonesia, Nigeria, and many more flashpoints.