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 some 13,800 refugees registered with the UNHCR office in Indonesia.


29% of the total number of people registered in UNHCR are children

229 children came alone or separated from their families

At the end of October 2018, most refugees in Indonesia came from Afghanistan (55%), Somalia (11%) and Iraq (6%)

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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.