#FreedomToBreathe: What Indonesian Students in Sheffield Say about Haze

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Haze is getting terrible this year in Indonesia. Many people are struggling to get fresh air in Sumatera, Kalimantan, even Papua, while the forests are burning. Being more than 7,000 miles away from the country does not prevent Indonesian students here, in Sheffield, to raise concerns and awareness about that problem. Here is their opinion, anger, and hope related to haze problems in Indonesia:

My name is Hafshah Hafidza.
I am Urban Design and Planning at University of Sheffield7284 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country. You start a fire deep in the forest and blame mother earth for all the smoke you sent to those people? Please do stop. Heil fresh air.
#‎freedomtobreathe‬ #‎melawanasap‬

My name is Mula Pralampita.
I’m studying Urban Design and Planning at University of Sheffield. 7283 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country.
#‎freedomtobreathe#‎merdekatanpaasap‬

My name is Fuad Alhuda.
I am studying Urban Studies here at the University of Sheffield. 7283 miles away, don’t stop to pray.
#‎freedomtobreathe

My name is Wulan.
I live with my husband, a student here at the University of Sheffield. If you want go fast, go alone. If you want go far, go with others. Let’s pray for Indonesia, 7283 miles away
#‎freedomtobreathe‬ ‬#‎saveindonesia#‎saveriau‬ #‎merdekatanpaasap‬

My name is Nadya Intan Kemala.
I study International Development at the University of Sheffiekd. 7.284 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country. We’re struggling with haze and it become an annually problem since 1997. It happens because some irresponsible party who did a forest burning to open a new land for agriculture. It is an extremely serious matter. We support our government to take a concrete and serious action for this. Please let us breathe the fresh air again
#‎freedomtobreathe‬‬ #‎masihmelawanasap‬

My name is Suci Senjana.
I study Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. 7.283 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country.
#‎freedomtobreathe

My name is Dianita.
I am a Master’s student, studying Digital Library Management at the University of Sheffield, UK, I live at the greenest city in Europe. Oxygen is abundant here. However, hard for me to breathe because I know that my family and friends, and thousands of people in Indonesia are dying to breathe. Raise your awareness!
#‎freedomtobreathe #‎indonesiatanpaasap#‎melawanasap‬

My name is Christ Billy.
I’m studying psychology of music at University of Sheffield. 7283 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country. It is sad to listen bad news and how many things got affected because of the haze. Children died, health problem, animals have to migrate, flights cancelled, even for singers who want to hold a concert can’t breath properly. I am not going to ask our government to stop the disaster, because I’m sure they have done their best. But whoever can solve the problem of the fire haze in Indonesia, please do.
#‎freedomtobreathe

My name is Dedi Sutarma.
I am a master student, researching Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, UK. However, Being 7,314 miles away does not stop me to concern about my country because I do love Indonesia wherever I live.In the last several months, some areas in my lovely country got the worst smoke disaster. Just think the long-term effect of the smoke for people’s heath, especially for children and babies. That’s very bad, they are our next generation and also the future of our country.Therefore, let’s stop the fire and the smoke, and then stop everything triggering the smoke disaster by making severe regulations that not allowing everyone opens plantation areas by burning scrubs or trees.Together we can do it better, and this gap won’t stop me doing something for my country. Save our forest, save our fresh air, save our children, and finally save our future.You are not alone. We are here to support you.
#‎freedomtobreathe

My name is Sofiana Millati.
I’m a master student of psychology and education in University of Sheffield. I’m a happy Lampungness from Indonesia.We have a very descent education and get plenty oxygen here. hardly imagine that our beloved family, neighbour, friends are still struggling to get fresh air because of the haze.We are here hoping for the best. Pray for the rain. Wish the government could take a good care for every people.7.187 miles away from home doesn’t stop me to concern about my country!
#‎freedomtobreathe #‎PPIUK#‎PPISheffield #‎Indosoc#‎UoS‬

My name is Hartono.
I am a master student at Department of Managemet at University of Sheffield, UK.However, being 7,314 miles away does not stop me to concern about my country because I do love Indonesia wherever I live.In the last several months, some areas in my lovely country got the worst smoke disaster. Just think the long-term effect of the smoke for people’s heath, especially for children and babies. That’s very bad, they are our next generation and also the future of our country.Therefore, let’s stop the fire and the smoke, and then stop everything triggering the smoke disaster by making severe regulations that not allowing everyone opens plantation areas by burning scrubs or trees.Together we can do it better, and this gap won’t stop me doing something for my country. Save our forest, save our fresh air, save our children, and finally save our future. You are not alone. We are here to support you.
#‎freedomtobreathe

My name is Griselda Jane.
I’m studying Early Childhood Education at University of Sheffield. 7283 miles away doesn’t stop me to concern about my country. It is sad to listen bad news and how many things got affected because of the haze. Raise your awareness!
#‎freedomtobreathe#‎merdekatanpaasap‬

My name is Ahmad Rizky M. Umar.
I’m studying Politics with Research Method here at the University of Sheffield. I come from Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, and for years I got an asthma because of the haze and dirty air in my homeland. Being 7,283 miles away does not stop me to concern about my country.Many people there are now struggling and deserve inhaling the fresh air. My nephew has just got sick because of the haze and my neighbours are unable to attend the school. I won’t only support the government and all parties to fight the haze there. I want to condemn those who has power to change the condition but apparently doing nothing to resolve the problem. I want to condemn every capitalists who takes responsibility to our burnt forests. Thus, I want to to recall every Gubernatorial Candidate in South Kalimantan and other provinces to show concrete action plans to resolve this haze disaster. Enough with your campaigns and craps.We are now calling for change or, otherwise, just step down from your candidacy if there is no sign of change in the future. Stand with us!
#‎freedomtobreathe #enoughtwithhaze #damncapitalists‬

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