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Refugee Community-Based Paralegal Training 2020

Asylum seeker and refugee (ASR) are known to be one of the most marginalized groups in every part of the world. They have fled from their home countries due to persecution, seeking safer life. However, in practice, many ASR are not welcomed in various countries due to the rise of global extreme nationalism and irrational security regulation. This condition is further worsened in transit countries, meaning the countries who are not signatory to Refugee Convention and its Protocol, such as Indonesia.

As a host for 13.612 ASR (1), Indonesia has put a considerable amount of attention to ASR. In 2016, President Joko Widodo enforced Presidential Regulation 125/2016 on The Handling of Foreign Refugees. This marked the first legal recognition for ASR in Indonesia. However, said regulation does not cover the protection of rights for ASR in Indonesia, thus creating legal gaps on fulfilment of rights of ASR while in Indonesia.

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مواد به فارسی (Resources in Persian Dari Language)

Please find links below for video information available in the Persian Dari language.

These resources are prepared in collaboration with JRS Indonesia and SMART for Global.

Postpone your visit to the doctor during this pandemic.

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Mode of Transportation Restriction during PSBB Policy

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Ditlantas Polda Metro Jaya (Jakarta Traffic Police Division) is starting to record vehicle users who violated the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to overcome the coronavirus in DKI Jakarta.

The data collection was done through a Warning Notification given to motorists who violated. Later, if the driver is found to have committed a similar violation again, he will be immediately sanctioned.

The Ditlantas has also added surveillance posts regarding the implementation of PSBB in Bodetabek. There are a total of 158 checkpoints in Jabodetabek (Jakarta Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi).

The warning notification given to the driver was the modification of the traffic ticket. The difference is that the police will not confiscate a SIM or STNK that receives a reprimand letter. Traffic tickets are known to be usually given by police officers to motorists who are judged to have violated the rules or traffic signs. Read more

Postpone Visits to Doctors during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Do doctors’ appointments count as essential? Some appointments ― like a medical checkup or perhaps a dental cleaning ― you may be able to postpone, but what about vital screenings or monthly checkups for health conditions?

If it’s a nonessential visit to a doctor or dentist, reschedule it.

For elderly patients or those with significant medical conditions that limit their reserve, the most prudent advice at this time is to call the physician’s office and follow his/her advice

We need to “be responsible” to free up hospital beds and space.

Don’t go to the doctor’s office or the emergency room without calling ahead.
The coronavirus is highly contagious, and doctors want to protect themselves and their other patients from infection.
People who don’t have a doctor should call their local healthcare facilities to discuss symptoms.

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Storybook for Children on COVID-19

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The e-book can be downloaded, by clicking here: My Hero is You, how kids can fight COVID-19

A framework of topics to be addressed through the story was developed using the survey results. The book was shared through storytelling to children in several countries affected by COVID-19. Feedback from children, parents and caregivers was then used to review and update the story.

Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share with us how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. A big thank you to these children, their parents, caregivers and teachers for completing our surveys and influencing this story. This is a story developed for and by children around the world.

This IASC MHPSS RG acknowledge Helen Patuck for writing the story script and illustrating this book.

©IASC, 2020. This publication was published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo). Under the terms of this license, you may reproduce, translate and adapt this Work for non-commercial purposes, provided the Work is appropriately cited.