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Indonesian refugees resettle in Australia: Why not others?

  • Ilham

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 8 2020   /  01:24 am
In search of a new home: Asylum seekers take refuge in a building formerly used as a military district office in Kalideres, West Jakarta. Thousands of asylum seekers transit through Indonesia as they seek sanctuary in countries such as Australia. (JP/Rafaela Chandra)(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

In search of a new home: Asylum seekers take refuge in a building formerly used as a military district office in Kalideres, West Jakarta. Thousands of asylum seekers transit through Indonesia as they seek sanctuary in countries such as Australia. (JP/Rafaela Chandra)The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has a tendency to claim that resettlement has been a life-saving solution for the “most vulnerable refugees”, which includes victims of violence and torture, women and children at risk, and refugees with medical needs.For refugees transiting in Indonesia, resettlement — the relocation of refugees from a country of asylum (usually a neigboring country to which refugees have fled) to a country of permanent settlement — is the preferred option. The two other options the UNHCR traditionally offers to address the refugee issue, voluntary repatriation and local integ...