IOM International Migrants Day activities in Tangerang, Banten

01/09/17

Roughly 9,000 migrants from 22 countries receive assistance and support from IOM Indonesia. A week of activities leading up to Intl Migrants Day build trust and cooperation between migrants living in Tangerang, Banten – a one hour drive from Jakarta capital city.

14 December 2016

On Wednesday around 20 migrants and 20 local residents worked together to clean up rubbish from public spaces in the community and to refurbish a community meeting hall that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children. All around 50 people include the head of village, the police rep, donor rep, the migrants and village women group (PKK) who particularly provided the logistics for that day finally closed the activity enjoying a home-made traditional menu for their lunch together. 

Migrants and local residents haul away rubbish collected from public spaces around a community hall in Medang village, Tangerang, Banten, that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children.

 

Migrants and local residents paint the entry area of a community hall in Medang village, Tangerang, Banten, that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children.

Migrants and IOM staff paint the exterior walls of a community hall in Medang village, Tangerang, Banten, that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children.

 

Migrants and local residents tidy up public spaces around a community hall in Medang village, Tangerang, Banten, that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children.

 

Migrants and local residents refurbish the roof of a community hall in Medang village, Tangerang, Banten, that is used for local health-related activities focused on women and children.

 

15 Dec 2016

Around 300 participants consisting of migrants from several community housings in Jakarta, local governments such as Medang Head village, representative of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, local Police, Social service, and Immigration offices as well as its community have joined a Multicultural event to mark the International Migrants Day was held in one of the community housing in Serpong, Tangerang, Banten.

Medang head village, Rizky Fachzi welcomed all participants and support the joint activities hoping it can be made an annual event in that community. IOM Indonesia Chief of Mission, Mark Getchell appreciated Tangerang community support that choose to build bridges of inclusiveness and brotherhood, gracious hospitality and humanitarian responses rather than refuse them.     

IOM Chief of Mission welcoming all participants. He emphasized the exceptional example showed by community which value of diversity, and perhaps distinguishes the city of Tangerang from so many other cities facing these same issues around the world. Marawis, an Islamic qasida & rebana by Medang village community youth.

Afghan males perform traditional dance. They dance in circle then one by one show their personal moves in the middle.

Two Sri Lankan women who have been staying for six years, Siyamala Makilrajan & Remalathy Candrakumar showing their handicrafts creation. Siyamala said she first time learnt about handicraft beads in Jakarta detention center.

Siyamala, the Sri Lankan woman explaining about the beads purse making to other participant

Nematullah Haidari, a mid-20 Afghan who has been in Indonesia for 3 years participated in the International Migrants Day photo booth