Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – The chairman of the Lay Apostolic Commission for the Manokwari-Sorong Diocese, Isak Bame, has reported that residents from five districts in Maybrat Regency are
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
September 8, 2021
September 7, 2021
Reports from West Papua indicate thousands of people have fled their homes to the jungle after the latest deadly violence in Maybrat regency.
August 24, 2021
Chris Barrett, Singapore – Afghan refugees in Jakarta defied lockdown restrictions and fought with police as they protested against falling humanitarian intakes by Australia and other c
August 10, 2021
Refugees and asylum seekers must get their COVID-19 jabs for the greater good, argued Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, who has written a letter to the Health Ministry urging for their v
June 27, 2021
Eve Webster – Thousands of East Timorese people who fled the country in the 1990s could lose their rights to work, rent a home or access the NHS in three days' time because of Brexit.
June 21, 2021
When Reyas Alam fled Myanmar 12 years ago, he was barely even an adult.
June 8, 2021
Hengky Yeimo, Nabire – A humanitarian team in Timika, the capital of Mimika Regency, is collecting and distributing aids for the people of Puncak Regency who fled their villages to avoi
June 7, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Papua has suggested the government return the refugees of armed conflict in Puncak Regency back to their
June 4, 2021
Pulau Idaman, Aceh – A boat filled with dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, landed on an island off Aceh coast early Friday, according to an AFP reporter and the UN re
May 24, 2021
Chris Barrett – Farahnaz Salehi calls them the lost years.
May 20, 2021
Hengky Yeimo, Nabire, Jubi – Dozens of people from the Kabuki Village of Mabugi District arrived in Ilaga, the capital district of Puncak Regency, on Wednesday after two weeks of walkin
April 28, 2021
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – A group of refugees and asylum seekers has been back to live in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Central Jakarta fo
March 31, 2021
Human rights defenders have exposed updated information on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the regencies Nduga and Intan Jaya.
March 22, 2021
Antonia Timmerman, Jakarta – Trapped in limbo for years, refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia say they're seeing a rash of suicides in immigration detention centres and donor-funded
March 10, 2021
Jayapura – Citizens including a religious figure demand the Indonesian state to take responsibility for the displaced people who had left their homes due to fear of losing their lives a
February 25, 2021
Amnesty International has voiced concern about ongoing deadly conflict in West Papua.
February 2, 2021
Lhokseumawe – Scores of Rohingya women missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia have been trafficked into Malaysia to reunite with their husbands, several sources have told AFP.
January 28, 2021
Jakarta – Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Aceh and are believed to have been trafficked to neighbouring Malaysia, officials and sources said Thursday.
January 25, 2021
Jayapura, Jubi – Since Dec.
January 2, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – "Merry Christmas, 25 December 2020," says the graffiti displayed in the yard of the Nduga student dormitory in the study city of Jayapura.
October 29, 2020
News Desk, Jakarta – The Aceh Police have named five suspects for allegedly trafficking Rohingya refugees to Indonesia in June.
October 20, 2020
Nicole Curby – From the ferry terminal in Batam, a city on Indonesia's far north-western border, you can look across the narrow strait to Singapore.
September 14, 2020
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has expressed the government's concern about the increasing number of Rohingya refugees arriving on Indonesia's shores, calling o
September 12, 2020
Jakarta – A Rohingya refugee in Aceh died of a respiratory illness on Friday, only a day after two other refugees died of similar causes.
September 7, 2020
Hidayatullah Tahjuddin and Poppy McPherson Reuters Lhokseumawe, Indonesia/Bangkok, Thailand – Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesi