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RLWS #1: Marriage Law in Indonesia

One of the main concerns of refugees while they stay in Indonesia is regarding their rights to legally marry and divorce, be it with an Indonesian spouse or other country of origins. SUAKA has been receiving many requests of information, as well as consultation on marriage and divorce cases. The same requests have also been addressed to the paralegals who have been trained by SUAKA back in 2019.

That is the reason why we chose Marriage Law in Indonesia to be the initial RLWS #1 topic. The webinar series will be conducted on Monday, 28th of September 2020, at 18:00 – 20:00 WIB

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Refugee Legal Webinar Series Launching

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic that has affected every part of the world, SUAKA tries to change the planned Community Sharing Sessions to Refugee Legal Webinar Series (RLWS) as a form of legal empowerment for refugees in Indonesia.

This webinar series provides information on laws of various topics and issues related to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia. This webinar series aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of refugees in Indonesia on their rights while in Indonesia.

Starting this September, RLSW is planned to be held regularly through a virtual meeting platform i.e Zoom, with different topics and inviting experts and practitioners to help explain and give insights on how refugees navigate the issues.

Kheyraadka ku hadla Afka-Soomaaliga (Resources in Somali Language)

Please find links below for information available in the Somali language.

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

Postpone your visit to the doctor during this pandemic. (in Somali)

UNHCR Announcement (in Somali)

Frequently Asked Question about COVID-19 Pandemic (in Somali)

Health Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic (in Somali)

مواد به زبان عربی (Resources in Arabic Language)

Please find links below for 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. (in Arabic) 

UNHCR Announcement (in Arabic)

Frequently Asked Question about COVID-19 Pandemic (in Arabic)

Health Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic (in Arabic)

Updated WHO Guideline on Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

to read the document you can download it by clicking this link: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, updated 9 July 2020

WHO made the recommendation for people to “avoid crowded places, close-contact settings and confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation,” in addition to practices such as wearing fabric masks or face coverings in public places.

In its latest transmission guidance, the WHO acknowledged that some outbreak reports related to indoor crowded spaces have suggested the possibility of aerosol transmissions, such as during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes.

But the WHO said more research is “urgently needed to investigate such instances and assess their significance for transmission of COVID-19.”

Based on its review of the evidence, the WHO said the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads through contact with contaminated surfaces or close contact with infected people who spread the virus through saliva, respiratory secretions or droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings.

The new guidelines do, however, suggest people should avoid crowds and ensure good ventilation in buildings, in addition to social distancing, and encourage masks when physical distancing is not possible.

To illustrate how the microdroplets can be also a factor for transmission of the disease (COVID-19), you can see the videos made by NHK (Japan News Agency):

Coronavirus: How Opening Windows Can Protect You

Coronavirus: New Facts about Infection Mechanisms

news source:

REUTERS: New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

JakPost: New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission