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Resistance grows against asylum seekers at shelter, sidewalks

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  01:17 am
Nowhere to go: An asylum seeker takes a rest on a sidewalk in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Aug. 23. The Jakarta administration ended its aid to asylum seekers on Aug. 31 and forced them to leave their temporary shelter in Kalideres.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

Nowhere to go: An asylum seeker takes a rest on a sidewalk in Kalideres, West Jakarta, on Aug. 23. The Jakarta administration ended its aid to asylum seekers on Aug. 31 and forced them to leave their temporary shelter in Kalideres.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)Amid the uncertainty encasing their lives in transit city Jakarta, asylum seekers are facing rejections from various parties at a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta and the sidewalks of Jl. Kebon Sirih in Central Jakarta, where hundreds have limited resources.More than a dozen parents of students from Dian Harapan Daan Mogot school, located next to the shelter, which is a former building of the West Jakarta Military Command (Kodim), held a community cleanup activity on the sidewalks in front of the building on Monday.The cleanup was prompted by the stench of urine allegedly caused by asylum seekers. Erin, one of the students’ par...