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254 Tamil Asylum Seekers stranded on a boat in Indonesia
Jessica Chandrashekar - Cnd HART
 Omme CHRY  Contact Contributor
Feb. 25, 2010, 9:50 p.m.
For the last 3 months Tamil asylum seekers with 30 children have been stranded on a boat in Merak Indonesia. They are presently being denied asylum in Australia, their original destination. Over 100 of the people on board already have refugee documentation from the UNHCR. 24 are in the final stages of refugee documentation, and the rest are waiting for the UNHCR process. They are suffering from ill health and are without access to medical supplies and the basic amenities. One man has already died form lack of adequate medical attention. We speak with Jessica Chandrashekar, who recently returned from Indonesia where she was working towards reaching an agreement in this situation and supporting the asylum seekers with the process. Jessica is an organizer with the Canadian Humanitarian Appeal for the Relief of Tamils, a Canada organization that has as its mission to highlight the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations in Sri Lanka to the World and specifically to all levels of the Canadian society.
CHRY Toronto

Tamil Asylum Seekers Download Program Podcast
00:22:04 1 Feb. 25, 2010
CHRY Toronto
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