Asylum seekers leave Australia ship

Sri Lankan boat people leave ship after promises of resettlement in Australia.

    Sri Lankan asylum seekers have finally left an Australian ship for a detention centre in Indonesia.

    After a month-long standoff, they agreed to leave the ship following Australian promises of quick resettlement to those with genuine refugee claims.

    But as Aela Callan reports from Tanjung Pinang in Indonesia, the crisis is far from over.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.