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Pathways to Refugee Wellbeing, Research on Asylum Seeker and Refugee in Indonesia

Who is conducting this study?

  • The Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, is working with HOST International, SUAKA and Universitas Gadjah Mada to conduct this study.

Why is the study important?

  • We want to learn about the experiences of refugees, and what kinds of things affect their wellbeing.
  • This will help us understand how refugees cope in their everyday life.
  • This knowledge will help to provide better support for refugees in a similar situation around the world.

Who can take part in this study?

  • Refugee and asylum-seeker adults (18 years +), who are eligible to participate.
  • As the surveys are on-line, you can take part in this study no matter where you live, as long as you have access to the internet. The surveys are in English, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, and Somali.
  • To take part in this study, you will need an email address. If you do not have an email address, you can get one here: (Gmail registration) One person can only use one email address.

What does the study involve?

  • First, we will ask you to register your interest in participating in this study, on our website.
  • Second, we will check if you are eligible to participate.
  • If you are eligible, and you agree to participate in the study, we will invite you to complete an online survey 4 times over 18 months.
  • The questions are about yourself, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings, and about the relationships you have with other people.
  • Each survey takes about one hour to complete.
  • To thank you for sharing your experiences, we will reimburse eligible participants for your time with an Indomaret voucher worth IDR 100,000 after you complete each survey.

What will happen to the information you collect from me?

  • All information provided by participants is highly confidential and is only accessed by the
    research team.
  • Only the UNSW research team and the HOST International Research Coordinator will have access to your personal information (e.g. contact details), so we can contact you for future time points.
  • Your information will not be shared with any service providers, UNHCR, or any
  • These details will be stored separately from your survey responses.
  • Participating in this study will not affect the UNHCR process and the resettlement process.
  • You can choose to receive regular updates about the study in your own language.

Follow this link to register:


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mohd Anwar Arakani #

    Dear honorable Suaka and Sandya.

    I congratulations all of to you and also with appreciate hard working for the Refugees asylum seekers and ethnic minority in Indonesia. Here Refugees and asylum seekers and ethnic so hard and difficult life in Indonesia. You are know well every human have future life. But here in Indonesia not like other countries Refugees and asylum seekers and ethnic minority. If the see here in Indonesia Refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minority situation so sad. But we hopeful, you are will be help for the Indonesia Refugees and asylum seekers. So, what can we do for our new generation life? Thanks you so much to you all.

    You’re beat regard.
    Mohd Anwar Arakani.

  2. Mahnaz Salehi #

    Hello,I would like to join and I hope it could help about refugees situation.

    • Mohd Anwar Arakani #

      Dear Team of Suaka.
      Thank you so much. Last on 09/ March 2020. I have received you are email to learning Refugees, and asylum seekers I Indonesia. I am glad to get you are information for the Refugees and asylum seekers training. I am congratulation to the members of Suaka Indonesia. Thanks.

  3. Mohd Anwar Arakani ARJ #

    Dear honorable Suaka,
    I am so great to get you are email. And I also congratulations to all members of the Suaka.


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