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Refugees & Asylum Seekers

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May 24, 2024

Reuters - May 24, 2024

Jakarta – Around 50 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in North Sumatra province, an official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday, the latest wave of arrivals who have drawn a

Jakarta Post - May 24, 2024

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Residents of Kwala Langkat village in Langkat regency, North Sumatra, held a protest on Thursday demanding that 51 recently arrived Rohingya refugees leave thei

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.

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

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

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.

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.

February 21, 2024

Sydney Morning Herald - February 21, 2024

Zach Hope, Amilia Rosa and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Indonesian police are calling on Australian authorities to share information about how recently arrived asylum seekers managed to av

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 16, 2024

Human Rights Watch Statement - January 16, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should immediately stop all pushbacks of boats carrying ethnic Rohingya refugees, and investigate and end all assaults on refugees, Human Rights Watch s

January 7, 2024

Jakarta Post - January 7, 2024

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has asked the local administration in North Sumatra's Deli Serdang regency to find temporary shelter t

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.

Jakarta Globe - January 6, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is still facing a great dilemma on the Rohingya – the Muslim minority group who have fled their homes in the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar to es

January 5, 2024

Tempo - January 5, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has been looking for shelter for Rohingya refugees who landed in Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra, earlier this week.

January 1, 2024

Reuters - January 1, 2024

Jakarta – More than 140 Rohingya have arrived in North Sumatra over the weekend, state news agency Antara reported on Monday, adding to a surge of arrivals of members of the Myan

December 29, 2023

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

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

December 28, 2023

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

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

December 27, 2023

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.

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

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 22, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reuters - December 8, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia strongly suspects human trafficking is behind a recent increase in arrivals of Rohingya Muslims on its territory, its president said on Friday, promising to work wit

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.