14:25 when we arrived, about 40 embittered people were waiting outside and inside. They complained that they have been waiting since 8:00 am and still they don’t know if and when they would be let in and their requests handled. We talked to the Humanitarian Center and they promised to help. It seems they kept their promise because some activities began. They started letting people inside. We were told that three soldiers are now handling applications for magnetic cards. One by one people whose applications were granted came out. Most of them were given cards that will expire in 2018.
Out came a disappointed man who told us this is his fourth time at DCO and each time he was turned down for various reasons. Then came out a young man whose case they refused to handle because according to them the application he filled complete with the necessary stamps, was one stamp short. He was ready to buy another stamp but you can’t buy stamps in DCO. We examined the form and found out no stamp was missing. The guy went back in and proved he has all that’s needed, but they still refused to handle his case and told him to come back next week.