Number of people served: 1,723
Located below continental Southeast Asia and above Australia, Indonesia is surrounded by countries hosting large numbers of asylum seekers and refugees, such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia. As such, the country is regularly affected by the movements of forced migrants.
Because Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, many displaced people find themselves extremely vulnerable and marginalised once they arrive in the country. As of December 2017, Indonesia hosted almost 14,000 refugees from 49 countries, with half coming from Afghanistan.
Our work in Indonesia
For the past 30 years, JRS Indonesia has accompanied, served, and advocated for refugees and other displaced people living in urban areas and detention centres.
JRS Indonesia currently provides crucial psychosocial support, emergency support, and education to refugees. JRS Indonesia is also involved in advocacy and protection efforts.
See our work
JRS Indonesia Country Director
Fr Thomas Aquinas Maswan Susinto SJ
Bogor, Cisarua (Java Island), Yogyakarta (Java Island), Medan (northern Sumatra), Manado (North Sulawesi)Visit our page