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Reference : V-P-ID-E-00671
Date : 28/05/2015
Country/Region : INDONESIA
Caption : East Aceh, Bayeun Shelter. The ICRC and the Indonesian Red Cross Society are registering migrants for them to have a phone service.
Photographer : ADI ANUGRAH, Fitri
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article from the 17th June 2015:

"Indonesia: Phone calls help reconnect families.
The journey of a migrant can be long and dangerous. Many lose their belongings along the way. But phone numbers of family are often protected – with details carefully written on a piece of paper and wrapped in plastic – so when safely at their destination, migrants can contact their family.

The ICRC, together with the Indonesian Red Cross, provide phone call services for the migrants from Myanmar so that they can reconnect with their family and loved ones.

Seeking safety

Migrants from Myanmar often use illegal shipping services to reach Malaysia and pay a fortune to the smugglers. Instead of arriving at their destination, at times, they get stranded in the middle of the ocean, for weeks or even months.

Food and water are scarce. Some die along the way. Others drift by the waves and land in a foreign country far away from their intended destination. This recently happened in Aceh, Indonesia. Nearly 1,000 migrants were rescued by the local fishermen; now living in temporary shelters.
Restoring family links

Phone call services for the migrants mean they can let their family know that they are alive and safe. This service is prioritized for people identified as vulnerable, such as unaccompanied minors like Salam (not his real name)."
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