Erfan Dana – Last Friday, a refugee living in a shelter run by the International Organization of Migration, or IMO, in Makassar, tested positive for Covid-19.
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
May 19, 2020
May 17, 2020
Sarah Jacob – It's 8 am on a Saturday morning in early March. A group of young children are busy arranging tables and chairs inside a makeshift building.
May 13, 2020
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Once an English teacher, Afghan refugee Zakir Hussain has given up hope of having a bright future.
April 5, 2020
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – As the world scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Indonesia is working to ensure that refugee
April 1, 2020
Julio Achmadi – On March 11, 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a pandemic.
March 21, 2020
Matthew LoCastro & Diovio Alfath – The UNHCR data says there are about 13,657 persons registered at the UNHCR Indonesia as refugees or asylum seekers.
March 12, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) has urged the government to deploy Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) personnel to restive areas of Papua to provide assis
March 9, 2020
Yuliana Lantipo, Sorong – The rain seems not to interrupt a group of young people in Sorong City, Papua Barat, to raise banners and posters in solidarity for Nduga's people on Friday a
January 28, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Empowering refugees in Indonesia is a critical priority while finding more comprehensive solutions for their plight, the United Nations Refugee Agency said.
January 21, 2020
[Special report by Arnold Belau, Ligia Giay, Febriana Firdaus and Belinda Lopez of the Voice of Papua newsletter.]
December 20, 2019
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has agreed to provide Rp 7.5 billion ($536,000) in grant to help the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
November 30, 2019
Jo Chandler in Kiunga – It's 35 years since Agapitus Kiku decided he didn't want a future without freedom.
October 28, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw said that Wamena refugees were ready to welcome and have a dialogue with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo today, Oct.
October 16, 2019
Agus Pabika, Jayapura – The way government handling the humanitarian conflict in Papua has become a spotlight.
October 10, 2019
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Hundreds of asylum seekers organize a demonstration today, Oct.
October 8, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – There are still around 5,000 people displaced by the riots in Wamena, Papua.
October 4, 2019
Antara and Halida Bunga Fisandra, Jakarta – There are at least a total of 9,078 people taking refuge from Wamena.
September 28, 2019
Wamena, Indonesia – Thousands of scared residents in Indonesia's Papua scrambled to board military planes Friday, fleeing urban unrest after one of the region's deadliest eruptions of
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – After the student protests that ended in unrest and killings in Wamena, Papua, on Monday, both indigenous and non-indigenous residents have started to leave the
September 27, 2019
Jakarta – Thousands of residents living in Wamena, Papua are seeking to leave the restive city following violent unrest earlier this week that left at least 32 people dead.
September 25, 2019
Robert Isidorus, Jakarta – At least a thousand residents of Wamena in Papua's Jayawijaya district have requested evacuation to the provincial capital, Jayapura, following Monday's riot
September 13, 2019
Kate Lamb in Kalideres, Jakarta – Once a military command post, the two-storey lime green building in Kalideres, West Jakarta, is now essentially a refugee camp.
September 12, 2019
Erwin C Sihombing & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who chose to remain at a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta, after they were told to lea
September 11, 2019
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Jakarta's Directorate General of Politics and Public Administration (Kesbangpol) noted an additional surge of people at the former West Jakarta military comman
September 5, 2019
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – The asylum seekers who are accommodated at the Kalideres facility demands the UNHCR provide them with a new shelter as the current one in the former military c