Jul 15, 2020 Last Updated 11:50 PM, Jul 2, 2020

Asylum in Indonesia: Can temporary refuge become permanent protection?

The international refugee system is in disarray. As Europe struggles to craft a response to an unprecedented influx of migrants and asylum seekers, the United Nations refugee agency reports that displacement is at a record high of 60 million people. While most of the world’s displaced remain inside their own countries, almost 20 million people are refugees seeking protection in other states. Indonesia and the region are not immune from these global challenges.

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All alone

Unaccompanied minors face precarious conditions in Indonesia

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Marriage denied

Refugees, asylum seekers and stateless migrants face significant barriers to marrying their Indonesian partners

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Rocking the boat

Jose da Costa and 17 others fled Indonesia-occupied East Timor on a small fishing boat and sought asylum in Australia

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