Stepping up: refugee-led organisations in Indonesia
Recognising the lack of options for many refugees in Indonesia, refugee communities themselves have worked to address their current situation. These initiatives include setting up schools led by volunteers, establishing community organisations that provide healthcare, essentials, information and social support, and forming coalitions to advocate to the Australian and Indonesian governments about their future.
Many of these refugee-led organisations rely on small funds from their own community, are led by volunteers and are severely under resourced. However, with the limited resources available to them, they are making a significant difference in the lives of refugees stranded in Indonesia.
Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Center One such organisation providing vital assistance to refugees in Jakarta is the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Information Center (RAIC). RAIC provides care packages, health screenings, mental health support and legal information to hundreds of refugees in Indonesia. To learn more about the work of RAIC and support them, visit http://raicindonesia.org/