History of UNHCR

The Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA), which was adopted on 14 June 1989 by state members of the International Conference on Indo-Chinese Refugees, provided UNHCR with specific responsibilities in handling the Indo-Chinese influx and identifying permanent solutions for these refugees.

Since the closure of Galang Camp’s in 1996 UNHCR has continued to assist the Government of Indonesia is addressing the international protection needs of refugees. UNHCR currently has its main office in Jakarta and a presence in Medan, Tanjung Pinang, Makassar, Kupang and Pekanbaru.

Today, UNHCR has 66 staff working in Jakarta and five other locations across Indonesia, including Medan, Pekanbaru, Tanjung Pinang, Makassar, and Kupang.