Refugees in Indonesia
In Indonesia, there are about 14,000 refugees, many of whom are fleeing their countries for their lives. They are waiting to move on to another country, such as Australia or the United States of America. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that only less than one percent of refugees worldwide will ever be resettled.
These refugees cannot work legally. Many are supported by organizations like the International Organization for Migration (IOM), but at the same time, many receive no support at all and struggle to survive. And for a variety of reasons, only a small fraction of the refugee children are able to attend formal school.
This page contains the stories of our refugee friends who have been willing to share their experiences.
Due to the sensitivity of these personal stories, they require confidentiality. As such, some names have been changed and pictures not included with their stories.
For more details about any individual's story, please click on the link.
Romeo left Afghanistan when he was fifteen years old because, being a Hazara, he was automatically a target to kill. Now it has been many years and Romeo is still waiting in Indonesia, with no support from IOM...
Kazimi (one of our former NHLC teachers), shares his story and why he is passionate about education