Jakarta – The recent arrivals of Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar have, surprisingly, been met by opposition from local people in Aceh.
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
November 22, 2023
Chaideer Mahyuddin and Marchio Gorbiano (AFP), Sabang, Aceh/Jakarta – More than 200 Rohingya refugees were huddled on the beaches of Sabang island, Aceh, Wednesday after weeks adrift on
November 21, 2023
Associated Press, Lhokseumawe – Almost 1,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have arrived by boat in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh in the last six days, officials said Monday.
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees were on Tuesday given shelter for three months in western Indonesia, the country's immigration office said, after locals threatened to turn them back to se
November 20, 2023
Bireuen – Three boats filled with more than 500 Rohingya refugees landed in Indonesia's westernmost province on Sunday, a UN agency said, in one of the biggest arrivals since Myanmar la
November 17, 2023
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia is facing a renewed refugee crisis after the arrival of three boats in as many days with nearly 600 Rohingya people on board.
November 14, 2023
Jakarta – About one hundred Rohingya landed in Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday, the chief of a local fishing community said, the latest batch of people to have fled Myanmar by boat
October 23, 2023
Jakarta, Jubi – A group of around 70 individuals, mostly women and children, reportedly fled their village following the presence of strangers believed to be members of the Papuan Natio
October 17, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Secretariat of Justice and Peace (SKP) of the Catholic Church in Papua reports that 46,926 civilians have been displaced from their villages due to the armed confli
September 22, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In Jayapura City, Yahukimo students are making a plea to the Yahukimo Regency Government, urging them to pay attention to the welfare of residents who have sought refug
September 18, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) has asserted that the government bears the responsibility for safeguarding the human rights of the numerous displaced people a
August 7, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In the two years following the attack by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) on the Military Post in Maybrat Regency's Kisor, that resulted in the reported
June 21, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The presence of Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police in conflict-ridden areas of Papua has allegedly caused trauma among internally displaced Indigenous Papuans.
March 28, 2023
Lhokseumawe, Indonesia – More than 180 disoriented Rohingya Muslims, some of whom needed medical attention, arrived in the early morning in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh, an
March 7, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Youth leader Denius Tabuni said some residents of Yugumuak District and Mageabume District in Puncak Regency, Central Papua Province, have fled to a number of villages
February 22, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that as of December 2022 as many as 60,642 civilians have been displaced – a
February 20, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In addition to Paro District, there were four other districts that were affected following the burning of Susi Air aircraft and the hostage-taking of Susi Air pilot Phi
February 16, 2023
January 16, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – As many as 107 non-Papuan citizens who live in Oksibil City, Bintang Mountains Regency, Mountainous Papua Province, evacuated to Jayapura.
January 9, 2023
Jakarta – A boat with 185 Rohingya refugees landed on the shores of Aceh province on Sunday, a local disaster agency official said, following hundreds who arrived late last year fleeing
December 29, 2022
Wamena, Jubi – Thousands of Nduga residents who since 2018 have been displaced in Wamena and several other areas, admit that they are still crying during Christmas and do not feel the p
December 28, 2022
Latika Bourke – The United Nations refugee agency has praised Indonesia's decision to rescue hundreds of Rohingya refugees who were abandoned by neighbouring countries as an "act in sup
December 27, 2022
Agencies, Banda Aceh, Aceh – Rohingya refugees received emergency medical treatment after a boat carrying nearly 200 people came ashore in Aceh on Monday, authorities said, in the fourt
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Tanjung Balai Police in North Sumatra arrested on Monday a suspected human trafficker attempting to smuggle 28 Rohingya refugees to Malaysia.
December 26, 2022
Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Dozens of hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's northernmost province on Sunday after weeks at sea, officials said.
December 6, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – As many as 20 residents of Kiwirok District who fled to Oksibil, the capital of Bintang Mountains Regency, Mountainous Papua Province, returned to their hometowns on Tu
November 15, 2022
Jakarta – A boat carrying 111 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, landed on the shores of Aceh on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest among an annual exodus from northwes
August 28, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Manokwari Sorong Diocese Catholic Church has recently persuaded the displaced people of Maybrat to return to their hometown in Kisor Village.
August 26, 2022
Dandy Koswaraputra (BenarNews) – Rohingya refugees living in Indonesia say they are growing more and more desperate as they struggle to get by in the face of an uncertain future, with t
August 12, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Rohingya refugees in Medan, North Sumatra, are struggling to access child health services amid a lack of resources, forcing many to treat sick children at refug
June 30, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Indo-Pacific Study Center of the Cenderawasih University launched a book titled "Repatriates in Papua" in Jayapura City on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
June 13, 2022
Muliaman, Jubi – Now entering the fourth year since thousands of Nduga residents fled their villages in December 2018.
March 17, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – Tensions that occurred after the shooting that killed eight telecommunication workers of PT Palapa Timur Telematika on March 2, 2022, has made the residen
March 11, 2022
Devianti Faridz, Jakarta, Indonesia – Thousands of refugees in Indonesia are finding themselves shut out of public services including travel and shopping because of a bureaucratic glitc
March 6, 2022
Yayan Zamzami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – More than 100 hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Sunday after weeks at sea, of
February 22, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Rudolof Fatem reported that one of the Maybrat displaced people named Samuel Saisor (42) died in the eva
February 2, 2022
A fishing community in Indonesia's Aceh region is demanding protection from prosecution after three fishermen were sentenced to prison last year on immigration offenses linked to helpin
January 20, 2022
Sydney Allen – A peaceful protest of Afghan refugees was violently broken up by police on January 17 in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, a city on the island of Sumatra.
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is calling on Indonesian police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to broaden police regulations related to the respect for human rights for re
January 14, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, and as such, is not obliged to take on the boatloads of asylum seekers that have been arriving in large numbers to
January 6, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Indonesia's Intan Jaya, the district experiencing the worst violence in Papua, dozens of children have been rescued by a pr
December 30, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia on Wednesday said it will let dozens of Rohingya refugees come ashore after protests from locals and the international community over its plan to push them into Mala
Alfath Asmunda and Mulyadi, Bireun, Aceh – Fisherman Edi Saputra had been at sea for four days off the coast of Indonesia's Aceh province when he got a call from a friend asking him to
December 29, 2021
Jakarta – Dozens of Rohingya refugees intercepted after their boat ran into trouble off the coast of Aceh province were being sent into Malaysian waters, authorities said on Tuesday.
December 28, 2021
Bireuen, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities will help repair a stranded boat packed with more than 100 Rohingya refugees off its coast but will not allow its passengers to seek refuge i
Jakarta (Agencies) – A boat carrying scores of Rohingya refugees including women and children broke down and was stranded in waters off the coast of Aceh province, local authorities and
December 13, 2021
Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura, Jubi – Tens of residents of Kisor Village, South Aifat District, Maybrat Regency who have been displaced since September, returned to their village on December
December 9, 2021
Hazara refugee Reza Akbari* is living a life in limbo. The 24-year-old hasn't been allowed to work, study or even drive during the eight years he's been stranded in Indonesia.
December 1, 2021
Abeth You, Enarotali, Jubi – The displaced people of Maybrat in West Papua Province, who fled their hometowns due to armed conflict between the Indonesian Military (TNI) and police and
UCA News reporter and AFP – The self-immolation of an Afghan refugee in Indonesia has prompted Catholic officials to ask the government to handle refugees with more accountabilit