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Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia face a problem in understanding actual situation on coronavirus because of the language barrier.
Refugees need access to an adequate standard of living and education to continue their life and prepare for their futures.
Hundreds of asylum seekers organize a demonstration today, Oct. 10. before the UNHCR building on Jalan Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta.
Dozens of asylum seekers are committed to stand-ground at the headquarters of the UNHCR located in Central Jakarta.
The Jakarta Administration records that the number of asylum seekers returning to the Kalideres refugee facility had increased from 200 to 560 people.
Jakarta noted an additional surge of asylum seekers returning to the former West Jakarta military command that is used as a refugee camp.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla through Foreign Affairs Ministry demanded Jakarta remain open the ex-Kodim building for asylum seekers.
The asylum seekers who are currently at the Kalideres facility demands the UNHCR provide them with a new shelter.
Around 500 asylum seekers staying in the ex-Kodim building in Kalideres, West Java will be ordered to leave by force today, September 5.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that he is still waiting for the central government's measures to relocate asylum seekers in Kalideres.
The relocation of asylum seekers from ex-Kodim building in Kalideres, West Jakarta has yet to finish despite it passed the deadline on August 31.
The Jakarta administration previously claimed it longer had the resources to facilitate asylum seekers and decided to shut the ex-Kodim building.
Jakarta National and Political Unity Office (Kesbangpol) head Taufan Bakri clarified that asylum seekers were not relocated from the ex-Kodim building
A number of asylum seekers accommodated in Jakarta Kodim are still unsure about their future and is hoping for positive updates from the UNHCR.
UNHCR representative said asylum seekers have yet reached their intended destination because of the small quota from asylum countries.
UNHCR is currently in talks with the government and organizations to assure the future of the asylum seekers in Kalideres, West Jakarta.
Thousands of refugees sheltered at a temporary camp in Kalideres, West Jakarta, might have no place to go when the government of Jakarta shuts it down
Daan Mogot residents also said they feel sorry for the asylum seekers who have to live in such a small space.
Police have moved and secured a number of asylum seekers from Sudan after a conflict raised during snacks distribution on Thursday, August 22.
Asylum seekers who have been staging demonstrations in front of UNHCR will be required to have a letter of permit from the police.