SUAKA’s achievements to date include provision of legal aid services to over one hundred clients and four information sessions that reach many hundreds of refugee and asylum seekers. We have also provided refugee legal training to Indonesian lawyers – (at least one on Sunday and maybe more??) SUAKA has developed comprehensive Self-Help Kits for every stage of the RSD (Refugee Status Determination in UNHCR) process: First Instance, Appeal and Re-opening. SUAKA also critically engaged with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in developing the Presidential Regulation on Handling Refugee and Asylum Seekers. SUAKA events include speaking to the media, at universities, public forums and also coordinating annual World Refugee Day events.
All of Suaka’s members are volunteers. We have no paid staff, and all of our activities are conducted within the existing operating budgets of our organizational members, or on the own time of our volunteers.