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‘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.

Suaka Press Release: Australian Policy Against Refugee Resettlement Further Complicates Refugee Transit in Indonesia

Jakarta, 20 November 2014 — Suaka, the Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection, strongly criticized the anti-resettlement policies issued by the Australian Government targeted at refugees residing in Indonesia. “This policy is clearly contrary to the international obligations of Australia as a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and increases the uncertainty of the situation for refugees in transit in Indonesia,” said Febionesta, Chair of Suaka.

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Suaka Press Release: Kebijakan Anti Resettlement Australia Semakin Mempersulit Pengungsi Yang Transit di Indonesia

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[English Version]

Suaka – Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection
c/o HRWG, Human Rights Working Group
Jiwasraya Building Lobby Floor
Jl. R.P Soeroso No 41 Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta Pusat 10350, Indonesia

Suaka.Secretariat@gmail.com | suaka.or.id

 

KEBIJAKAN ANTI RESETTLEMENT AUSTRALIA SEMAKIN MEMPERSULIT PENGUNGSI YANG TRANSIT DI INDONESIA

Jakarta, 20 November 2014 Suaka, Jaringan Kerja Masyarakat Sipil Indonesia untuk Perlindungan Hak-hak Pengungsi, mengecam keras kebijakan imigrasi anti resettlement yang baru saja dikeluarkan oleh Pemerintah Australia terhadap para pengungsi yang berada di Indonesia. Kebijakan ini jelas bertentangan dengan kewajiban Internasional Australia selaku negara pihak dari Konvensi Pengungsi 1951 dan mengakibatkan situasi tidak menentu bagi para pengungsi selama transit di Indonesia.

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Media Release: Funding for Regional Cooperation on Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Indonesia Must be Directed to Protection Needs

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[English Translation Follows]

Suaka – Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection

c/o HRWG, Human Rights Working Group
Jiwasraya Building Lobby Floor
Jl. R.P Soeroso No 41 Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta Pusat 10350, Indonesia

Suaka.Secretariat@gmail.com | suaka.or.id

 

PENDANAAN UNTUK KERJA SAMA REGIONAL TERHADAP PENGUNGSI DAN PENCARI SUAKA DI INDONESIA HARUS DIARAHKAN PADA KEBUTUHAN PERLINDUNGAN NYATA

Jakarta, 20 Mei 2014 — Dengan adanya pengumuman dari pemerintah Australia bahwa sejumlah AU$86.8 juta (US$81 juta) direncanakan akan diarahkan untuk membantu pencari suaka dan pengungsi yang terdampar di Indonesia. Suaka, Jaringan Kerja Masyarakat Sipil Indonesia untuk Perlindungan Hak-hak Pengungsi, ingin mengingatkan pihak terkait akan pentingnya pendekatan berbasis hak asasi dalam kerjasama antar-pemerintah di Asia Tenggara.

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Media Release: Indonesia Should Continue Leadership on Refugee Rights and Demand Australia Stop the “Turn Backs”

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[English Translation Follows]

Suaka – Indonesian Civil Society Network for
Refugee Rights Protection

c/o HRWG, Human Rights Working Group
Jiwasraya Building Lobby Floor
Jl. R.P Soeroso No 41 Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta Pusat 10350, Indonesia

Suaka.Secretariat@gmail.com | suaka.or.id

INDONESIA HARUS MELANJUTKAN KEPEMIMPINAN TENTANG HAK-HAK PENGUNGSI DAN MEMINTA AUSTRALIA UNTUK MENGHETNIKAN KEBIJAKAN “TURN BACKS

Jakarta, 14 Mei 2014 – Dengan laporan bahwa makin banyaknya kapal-kapal yang ‘dikembalikan’ berdasar atas operasi keamanan perbatasan Australia, Suaka, Jaringan Kerja Masyarakat Sipil Indonesia untuk Perlindungan Hak-hak Pengungsi, mendesak Indonesia untuk berkomitmen dalam memegang teguh hak asasi manusia di wilayah. Sebagai Negara demokratis terdepan di Asia Tenggara, Indonesia harus mengambil sikap tegas terhadap kebijakan keras ini.

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