Migrants in Indonesia disrupted the IOM organisation’s event on Friday, June 16, in one of the migrant residences called Wisma Hande, in Pickenborrow city.
Ezzatullah Ahmadi, an activist for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia, said in a conversation with VOC News that, contrary to the desire of asylum seekers in this country, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Indonesia has organised a celebration on the occasion of World Refugee Day.
According to Ahmadi, the International Organisation for Migration organises this event for its donors every year. By holding this celebration, the organisation made the situation of asylum seekers look good, and they wanted to attract the attention of their fund-donors.
According to Ahmadi, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also held a closed-door celebration on Sunday, June 18, in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on the occasion of World Refugee Day. But the asylum seekers did not succeed in entering the event so that they could disrupt the celebration in a symbolic protest move.
Ahmadi asserted that 4 thousand migrants are in a desperate situation throughout Indonesia; they do not participate in these celebrations as a way of protest, and only a few individuals who work with the organisation participated in the event, and the rest are angry with the organisation for organising such events.
This is while, for more than a decade, the Hazara immigrants in Indonesia have been in an uncertain situation, and their asylum cases are not being processed by the United Nations.