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|2018 year-end results|
|1,070||refugee cases were submitted for resettlement, of which 509 departed|
|417||people of concern returned voluntarily to their countries of origin|
|2019 planning figures|
|500||people of concern will receive life-skills training for livelihoods purposes|
|400||Resettlement Registration Forms will be submitted|
|300||households will receive multi-purpose cash grants|
People of Concern
Working environmentAlthough full implementation has not yet been achieved, Indonesia’s 2016 Presidential Regulation on the Handling of Refugees provides the legal framework for the development of UNHCR’s programmes in Indonesia. The increased number of vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers in need of assistance, the significantly decreased opportunities for resettlement, and the need for longer-term in-country solutions for people of concern, including access to education and livelihoods, are major factors influencing the multi-year protection and solutions strategy in Indonesia for the period 2020-2021.
Key prioritiesIn 2020, UNHCR will focus on providing expertise and support to government ministries responsible for implementing the Presidential Regulation to ensure protection is provided to refugees in line with international standards. This will include advocacy for a range of temporary stay measures noting the limited availability of resettlement. Although UNHCR will continue to advocate with States for increased resettlement places, more work and advocacy will be done to expand access to education and livelihoods opportunities. UNHCR will build on the considerable progress already made with government counterparts towards conducting joint registration and issuance of documentation.
To provide effective protection for refugees, support to the Government will focus on registration and documentation, two areas that are specifically provided for under the Presidential Regulation, including promoting joint registration and documentation with the Government. UNHCR will continue to use RSD strategically to address the Government’s concerns, including by prioritizing those who may not be in need of international protection, and will identify resettlement opportunities for the most vulnerable while promoting access to livelihoods opportunities that benefit both refugees and host communities. Community-based protection mechanisms will be strengthened to promote mutual support and self-reliance, and the operation will continue to focus on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable among the population, particularly women and children, in the areas of basic assistance, healthcare, and education.
Following the pilot Ready 4 Business entrepreneurship training programme in 2018-2019, UNHCR will continue to partner with ILO to collaborate with Atma Jaya University and Dompet Dhuafa to organize an improved community-based entrepreneurship training programme. The aim of the training programme is to improve refugees’ self-reliance, promote economic empowerment, and foster mutual understanding between refugees and members of host communities. UNHCR will establish partnerships with private sector organizations to provide on-the-job training opportunities and internships for refugees.