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May 15, 2024

Tempo - May 15, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – Flooding due to the Krueng Kulu and Krueng Tadu Rivers overflow in Nagan Raya Regency, Aceh, has gradually receded.

April 17, 2024

Tempo - April 17, 2024

Jakarta – The human remains at Rumoh Geudong are strong evidence of human rights violations. The government has an obligation to uncover the truth and bring justice.

April 11, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 11, 2024

Meulaboh, Indonesia – At a damaged temporary shelter in western Indonesia, Rohingya men slick their hair with gel while women apply make-up and colourful hijabs to look the part for pra

April 6, 2024

South China Morning Post - April 6, 2024

Johannes Nugroho – The orange truck crammed with 75 Rohingya survivors of a capsized boat was told to hurry along by Indonesian police in Beureugang, West Aceh, as dozens of angry villa

April 4, 2024

Tempo - April 4, 2024

Antara, Meulaboh, Aceh – An Indonesian ulema has appealed to the people of Aceh to remain wise and uphold human values in responding to Rohingya refugees' presence in the province.

April 3, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 3, 2024

Taufik Kelana, Aceh – Four suspects involved in smuggling 75 Rohingya refugees into the waters of West Aceh have been arrested by the West Aceh District Police.

April 2, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 2, 2024

Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is launching an investigation into the human bones that were discovered at the site of a memorial park in Aceh's Pidie reg

March 28, 2024

Radio Free Asia - March 28, 2024

Pizaro Gozali Idrus for BenarNews, Jakarta, Indonesia – For the second time in three months, a belligerent and resentful crowd of locals in Indonesia's Aceh province made authorities mo

March 27, 2024

Agence France-Presse - March 27, 2024

Jakarta – Dozens of Rohingya refugees saved after their boat capsized off Indonesia's westernmost coast last week have been forced from their temporary shelter due to local protests, a

March 25, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 25, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – The bodies of at least five Rohingya refugees have been recovered off Aceh coast after their boat believed to be carrying around 150 people capsized last week, Unit

March 22, 2024

Agence France-Presse - March 22, 2024

Jakarta – Rescuers called off the search for Rohingya refugees missing at sea after their boat capsized, despite reports from some of the survivors that dozens of people were swept away

Sydney Morning Herald - March 22, 2024

Zach Hope and Karuni Rompies – More than 60 refugees are feared starved at sea or drowned while possibly trying to reach Australia by boat.

Tempo - March 22, 2024

Jakarta – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in a written statement, expressed their deep concern and mobi

March 20, 2024

Reuters - March 20, 2024

Jakarta – Fishermen in Aceh were scrambling on Wednesday to rescue dozens of Rohingya after high tides capsized their boat in waters off the province, a regional fishing chief said.

March 12, 2024

Tempo - March 12, 2024

Teras.Id, Kabartamiang.Com, Jakarta – RJ and SL, two residents of Kampung Banjir, Karang Baru, Aceh Tamiang Regency, were sentenced to 100 strokes of the cane for being found guilty of

February 1, 2024

Reuters - February 1, 2024

Jakarta – Over 130 Rohingya landed on the shores of Aceh province on Thursday, an official at the UN refugee agency said, the latest in a series of such arrivals that have drawn controv

January 18, 2024

The Guardian - January 18, 2024

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Ardila Syakriah – In early December, hundreds of Rohingya refugees walked along the shore of Aceh province in Indonesia, with nothing to guide them but the faint g

January 6, 2024

UCA News - January 6, 2024

Catholic charity Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has joined other groups to deplore the ongoing smear campaign on social media sites vilifying Rohingya refugees in Indonesia.

December 29, 2023

Reuters - December 29, 2023

Jakarta – An Indonesian navy vessel in Aceh drove away a boat carrying Rohingya from Myanmar, a military spokesperson said, as growing numbers of would-be refugees from the strife-torn

Tempo - December 29, 2023

Alif Ilham Fajriadi, Jakarta – North Aceh Regency has been hit by flooding since Sunday, Dec.

CNN Indonesia - December 29, 2023

Jakarta – Civil society activists from a cross-section of organisations suspect that there is a major effort on social media to spread disinformation or false narratives in order to tri

December 28, 2023

Radio Free Asia - December 28, 2023

Uzair Thamrin and Pizaro Gozali Idrus for BenarNews, Banda Aceh and Jakarta – Human rights activists and some observers on Thursday alleged that university students who stormed a Rohing

Agence-France Presse - December 28, 2023

Jakarta – Hundreds of university students in Indonesia's westernmost province stormed a temporary shelter for more than a hundred Rohingya refugees on Wednesday, forcing them to leave i

December 27, 2023

Associated Press - December 27, 2023

Banda Aceh – Students in Indonesia's Aceh province rallied on Wednesday demanding the government drive away Rohingya refugees arriving by boat in growing numbers as police named more su

Eurasia Review - December 27, 2023

UN News – The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has appealed for action in the wake of a mob attack against refugees in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Wednesday.

December 23, 2023

Tempo - December 23, 2023

Joniansyah Hardjono, Jakarta – For the sake of humanity, the Indonesian government must not be hypocritical or wash its hands of Rohingya refugees.

December 18, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 18, 2023

Jakarta – The central government must help the people and government of Aceh deal with the ongoing influx of Rohingya refugees and, if necessary, take over their humanitarian burden.

December 17, 2023

Channel News Asia - December 17, 2023

Nivell Rayda, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia – For two weeks, Mr Mohammad Ershad, his wife and two sons were crammed inside the hull of a wooden fishing boat with 218 others.

December 15, 2023

Tempo - December 15, 2023

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Andika Dwi, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud Md explained that Indonesia is only temporarily sheltering Rohingya ref

December 13, 2023

Eastern Eye - December 13, 2023

Some of the more than 300 Rohingya refugees who arrived on the western coasts of Indonesia last Sunday (10) were transferred to a temporary shelter during the visit of a UN representati

Tempo - December 13, 2023

Nabiila Azzahra A., Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi held one-on-one talks with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

December 12, 2023

Tempo - December 12, 2023

Antara, Banda Aceh – The Aceh provincial government's plan to shelter 137 refugees at Pidie district's scout campsite was met with resistance from locals on Monday, December 11, 2023, a

Associated Press - December 12, 2023

Edna Tarigan and Reza Saifullah, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Indonesia said Tuesday it is appealing to the international community for help after more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees have arri

Tempo - December 12, 2023

Riri Rahayu, Daniel A Fajri, Jakarta – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno hopes that the arrival of Rohingya refugees will not tarnish the image of Indonesian tourism

December 10, 2023

Reuters - December 10, 2023

Jakarta – Dilapidated boats carrying an estimated 400 ethnic Rohingya arrived in Indonesia's Aceh province on Dec 10, the chief of a provincial fishing community has confirmed, adding t

Associated Press - December 10, 2023

Reza Saifullah and Edna Tarigan, Aceh Besar, Indonesia – Two boats carrying more than 300 Rohingya Muslims, including emaciated women and children, arrived at Indonesia's northernmost p

Associated Press - December 10, 2023

Aceh Besar – Two boats carrying more than 300 Rohingya Muslims, including emaciated women and children, arrived at Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Sunday morning after bein

December 8, 2023

Tempo - December 8, 2023

Sultan Abdurrahman, Jakarta – Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno addressed the presence of Rohingya refugees in Aceh, fearing they may end up being part o

Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2023

BeritaSatu, Banda Aceh – Indonesian authorities have arrested a Bangladeshi national on charges of smuggling 149 Rohingya refugees into the coasts of Aceh in exchange for monetary gains

Deutsche Welle (DW) - December 8, 2023

Arti Ekawati – Zuhara Bagem, a Rohingya asylum-seeker who arrived with his family in Indonesia's Aceh province at the end of November, was relieved when the boat was allowed to land at

December 7, 2023

Agence-France Presse - December 7, 2023

Banda Aceh – More than one hundred Indonesians protested Wednesday against Rohingya refugees who arrived on a western island by boat last week, calling for them to be relocated and clas

December 6, 2023

Kompas.com - December 6, 2023

Krisiandi, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that the Indonesian government will violate human rights if it repatriates Rohingya refugees to their country of origin, Myanma

Tempo - December 6, 2023

Sultan Abdurrahman, Daniel A. Fajri, Nabiila Azzahra, Jakarta – National Police Chief Gen. Sigit Prabowo spoke about Rohingya refugees who are currently in Aceh.

December 4, 2023

New Mandala - December 4, 2023

Nino Viartasiwi & Antje Missbach – Every year when the monsoon season in Bangladesh ends, risky journeys of Rohingya refugees take off en route to Malaysia.

December 3, 2023

Jakarta Globe - December 3, 2023

Taufik Kelana, Sabang – Residents of a secluded village in Aceh, the westernmost province of Indonesia, declined entry to 139 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on Sunday.

December 2, 2023

Agence-France Presse - December 2, 2023

Banda Aceh – More than 100 Rohingya refugees including women and children landed in Indonesia's westernmost province on Saturday, officials said, but locals were threatening to push the

Reuters - December 2, 2023

Jakarta – Some 170 ethnic Rohingya people arrived in Indonesia on Saturday, head of a provincial fishing community said, in the latest boat arrivals in recent weeks that have brought mo

November 29, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 29, 2023

Jakarta – Prosecutors have asked the Jakarta Military Court to hand down the death penalty to three soldiers accused of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a shopkeeper from Aceh.

November 26, 2023

Agence-France Presse - November 26, 2023

Lhokseumawe, Aceh – Indonesian police and fishermen said Saturday they have begun patrolling parts of the country's westernmost province to prevent Rohingya refugees from landing on its

November 23, 2023

Tempo - November 23, 2023

Antara, Suka Makmue – The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Nagan Raya Regency, Aceh, recorded that 41 villages spread across nine sub-districts were flooded with water leve