Refugees in Indonesia

Although Indonesia has not ratified the 1951 Refugee Convention on Refugees, the country has a long tradition of hosting refugees and people in need of international protection.

Today, there are more than 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers with the UNHCR office in Indonesia.

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25% of the total number of people registered in UNHCR are children

465 children came alone or separated from their families

Most refugees in Indonesia came from Afghanistan (57%), Myanmar (8%) and Somalia (7%)

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Speeches and Statements

UNHCR continues to call on public support for refugees in Indonesia. Read more about how we advocate for refugees through the speeches delivered in our events here.