Indonesia's overcrowded refugee detention centres

Many refugees are left homeless in Indonesia because the detention centres are full. Some are so desperate, they are asking to be put in prison.

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    More than 14,000 refugees are stuck in limbo in Indonesia as they wait for resettlement in other countries.

    Many are in detention centres, which are full to capacity, leaving many homeless and so desperate they are asking to be put in prison.

     

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.


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