[Special report by Arnold Belau, Ligia Giay, Febriana Firdaus and Belinda Lopez of the Voice of Papua newsletter.]
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
January 21, 2020
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
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
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
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
September 3, 2019
Muh Halwi, Jakarta – The relocation of asylum seekers from ex-Kodim building in Daan Mogot Baru, Kalideres, West Jakarta has yet to finish despite it passed the deadline on August 31.
Bayu Marhaenjati & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers have remained at a temporary shelter in Kalideres, West Jakarta, without electricity or water despi
August 29, 2019
Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia may start to repatriate Iranian migrants currently in limbo in the archipelago, following an agreement with their country's consular repres
Lenny Tristia Tambun & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Jakarta city council has announced that after two months it will stop aid for thousands of refugees and asylum seekers currently be
August 28, 2019
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – A number of asylum seekers accommodated at one of Jakarta's facilities, the West Jakarta Military Command (Kodim) building, are still unsure about their future
August 23, 2019
Muh Halwi, Jakarta – Police have moved and secured a number of asylum seekers from Sudan after a conflict raised during snacks distribution on Thursday, August 22.
August 22, 2019
Islami Adisubrata, Jayawijaya – The shooting over some construction workers of PT Istaka Karya in Yigi, Nduga Regency on 2 December 2018 has still left a scarce in the heart of local p
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – Asylum seekers who have been staging demonstrations in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) building in Jakarta, will be required
The fates of some 1,500 asylum seekers currently in limbo in West Jakarta may become even murkier by the end of the month after the Jakarta Regional Council (DPRD) announced that the g