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Abstract: As of September 2019, Indonesia has been the unintentional home to approximately 13,657 refugees. Most of these individuals from Afghanistan and Somalia left their home countries in search of safety and to escape life-threatening circumstances with the intention of seeking asylum in elsewhere. However, geo-political circumstances have led to refugee communities forming in other unintended detitanations. The population of refugees currently residing in Indonesia proves to be one of the smallest groups of refugees on a regional level. With a limited policy framework in place, the looming threat of a decline in international assistance, and the small population of refugees, now is the ideal time to form and enact policies that allow for temporary but sustaining livelihood opportunities for the refugee community in Indonesia as they wait, often for years, for resettlement. In order to create policy concerning temporary livelihood activities, substantive and data-driven research is required to inform recommendations concerning potential employment, entrepreneurial, and educational opportunities best suited for the refugee community without disrupting Indonesian economic and education systems. By conducting literature reviews and collecting survey information on the labor and educational characteristics of refugees, a framework of action has been proposed. The proposed framework, which focus on actions Indonesian policymakers can take to advance the development of temporary livelihood opportunities demonstrates that refugees can  obtain an independent and human living while supporting Indonesian institutions and economic growth. 

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