Indonesia hosts more than 13,100 persons of concern to UNHCR, including 9,991 refugees and 3,158 asylum-seekers. Most of the persons of concern to UNHCR in Indonesia are from Afghanistan (57%), Somalia (10%) and Myanmar (5%).

Refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia live in urban settings in several cities in Indonesia including Jakarta, greater Jakarta area, Aceh, Medan, Pekanbaru, Tanjung Pinang, Batam, Semarang, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Kupang and others. 27% of the persons of concern are children, while 73% are adults (25% women and 75% men).

UNHCR Indonesia works closely with government counterparts, partners, other UN agencies, NGOs, and civil society supporters to protect refugees and asylum seekers and identify solutions for them. Our protection programmes are done in collaboration with stakeholders, including in the provision of emergency and life-saving assistance, as well as in addressing the special needs of persons of concern.

For information about our work in Indonesia:

  • Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in Indonesia –
  • Visit our country website - Indonesia (Indonesian) Indonesia (English)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Indonesia, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Indonesia

Street Address:

Mailing Address:

+62 21 2964 3602

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 7

Public Holidays:
01 February 2022, Chinese New Year
03 March 2022, Hindu Seclusion Day
15 April 2022, Good Friday
02 May 2022, Idul Fitri 1 Syawal 1442
03 May 2022, Idul Fitri 1 Syawal 1442
16 May 2022, Vesak New Year
26 May 2022, Christ's Ascension Day
08 July 2022, Idul Adha
17 August 2022, Independence Day
26 December 2022, Christmas Day