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Jakarta offers shelter for dozens of refugees

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  12:35 am
Homeless, stateless: Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan occupy a Kebon Sirih sidewalk in Central Jakarta on Thursday. They demanded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees provide them with certainty and protection.(JP/Donny Fernando)(JP/Donny Fernando)

Homeless, stateless: Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan occupy a Kebon Sirih sidewalk in Central Jakarta on Thursday. They demanded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees provide them with certainty and protection.(JP/Donny Fernando)Dozens of refugees circled around an officer of the Jakarta Social Agency who was shouting out approximately 300 names listed on papers through a loudspeaker on Thursday afternoon on Jl. Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta.The refugees, who had escaped wars in their home countries of Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan, listened carefully, making sure that the male officer called their names before getting on buses that would take them to a temporary shelter in a former building of the West Jakarta military command (Kodim) in Kalideres.The Jakarta administration has taken measures to provide shelter for the refugees after they slept...