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Diskusi Publik – Kondisi Kelompok Rentan di Tengah COVID-19

SUAKA akan mengadakan Diskusi Publik dengan tema “Kondisi Kelompok Rentan di Tengah COVID-19

Kelompok rentan yang akan dibahas dalam diskusi ini adalah, Pengungsi, Penyandang Disabilitas dan Buruh Migran.

Diskusi ini akan di moderatori oleh Julio Achmadi, Koordinator Legal Empowerment SUAKA, dan mengundang para narasumber:

  1. Yuzniar Adiputera, dosen dan peneliti di Institute of International Studies – Universitas Gajah Mada. Materi Presentasi Diskusi SUAKA: Kelompok Rentan COVID19 – Pengungsi
  2. Eny Rofiatul, divisi Counter Trafficking & Labor Migration, International Organization of Migration. Materi Presentasi Diskusi SUAKA: Kelompok Rentan COVID19 – PMI
  3. Saleh Al Ghifari, Pengacara Publik di Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta. Materi Presentasi Diskusi SUAKA: Kelompok Rentan COVID19 – Penyandang Disabilitas

Silahkan merapat ke link di bawah pada hari Rabu, 15 April 2020, mulai dari jam 15.00 sampai 16.30, untuk mengikuti diskusi dan bertanya jawab dengan para narasumber. Diskusi dibuka untuk umum, dan akan menggunakan bahasa pengantar – Bahasa Indonesia.

Diskusi dapat diikuti melalui Zoom Meeting dengan tautan https://zoom.us/j/120992931 atau dapat disimak live melalui Official Channel Youtube Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta

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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Coronavirus and Refugee

Coronavirus and Refugee

Written by Julio Achmadi. Member of SUAKA, Coordinator of Legal Empowerment.

“At least 34 of the 114 countries affected by coronavirus outbreak are hosts to refugee populations, including Indonesia. Based on UNHCR Indonesia’s statistics in November 2019, Indonesia is a host of 13,693 asylum seekers and refugees (ASR), 28% of which are children and 2% elderly. ASR community in Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable, if not the most, to coronavirus.

Their vulnerability level is much higher due to their handicaps living in Indonesia. There are very limited resources allocated by the government for ASR community in general, there’s no protection of basic rights by the law, and no dissemination from the government on the virus outbreak to the ASR community.

ASR in Indonesia also face a problem in understanding actual situation on coronavirus because of the language barrier, thus violating their right to access to information. With no right to work, ASR communities in Indonesia might not be able to afford nutritional foods and sanitary products to protect them from the infectious disease. As of now, ASR community and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have been doing the work in translating information on coronavirus from various sources of languages to the ones understandable by refugees.”

Read the full article to see what types of solution that can be offered, short and long term, by following this link: https://en.tempo.co/read/1326578/coronavirus-and-refugee

‘Impossible to self-isolate,’ Refugees in Indonesia Fear Coronavirus Outbreak

COMMENT: ‘Impossible to self-isolate,’ Refugees in Indonesia fear coronavirus outbreak.

Written by JN Joniad.

He is a Rohingya refugee living in Indonesia after attempting to flee Myanmar for Australia in 2013. He is now witnessing Indonesia’s large refugee and asylum seeker population battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

“For thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, it is impossible to keep any social distance.

There are over 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers living in limbo in Indonesia, with thousands having fled their country to seek refuge in Australia, only to be stranded there in transit. They are now at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19.  

In Jakarta, many refugees and asylum seekers share rooms and cramped apartments. Those in International Organisation for Migration (IOM) accommodation and camps live in overcrowded conditions. 

It is almost impossible for them to practice social distancing. With no basic rights to work, travel and use public health services, refugees and asylum seekers are further marginalised and the most vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus. “

Read the full article in https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/comment-impossible-to-self-isolate-refugees-in-indonesia-fear-coronavirus-outbreak

Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in the article above are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent official views nor stance those of Perkumpulan SUAKA members. SUAKA is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the article above. The primary purpose of sharing the article above is to inform and provide alternative perspectives, with the end goal to provide comprehensive and holistic solutions for refugee rights protection.

Asia Pacific NGO Statement for the UNHCR 59th Standing Committee

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APPRN) has prepared the Asia Pacific NGO Statement for the UNHCR 59th Standing Committee, held on 4-6 March 2014.

The key sections of the statement are set out below.

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