Camped Out for Asylum
For years, the fate of asylum seekers in Jakarta has been unclear. Some of them would like to continue living in Indonesia.
A Blue and orange tent had been set up in one room at the former headquarters of the Kalideres Military District Command in West Jakarta. The two-man tent was filled with some luggage and plastic bags. Istahil, a 23-year-old woman from Somalia, lives there.
On Tuesday afternoon, July 23, Istahil sat weakly while rubbing her distended stomach. Pregnant with her first child, and in the ninth month of her pregnancy, this Somalian is finding it...