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UNHCR Indonesia has been closely following the developments as well as the guidance on COVID-19 in the country.
UNHCR congratulates dozens of young refugees and Indonesians who recently completed an entrepreneurship training, which empowers and improve their self-reliance and livelihood skills.
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 some 13,500 refugees registered with the UNHCR office in Indonesia.
28% of the total number of people registered in UNHCR are children
131 children came alone or separated from their families
At the end of March 2020, most refugees in Indonesia came from Afghanistan (56%), Somalia (10%) and Iraq (6%)
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.