IOM Indonesia News

  • Indonesia, IOM Launch Mentoring Programme to Boost Prosecution, Conviction of Human Traffickers

    Jakarta – The Training Centre of Indonesia’s Attorney General’s Office (BADIKLAT) and IOM Indonesia, with support from Australia’s Department of Home Affairs, have launched an e-learning mentoring programme for prosecutors to improve their effectiveness in investigating and securing convictions against human traffickers.

  • Hasanuddin University, IOM Agree to Cooperate on Public Health, Mobility in Indonesia

    Makassar – Hasanuddin University in Makassar and IOM Indonesia have signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen cooperation on public health and mobility.

    “This agreement commits our faculty and IOM Indonesia to work together more closely toward our common goal - the pursuit of better health for people on the move, regardless of their race or nationality,” said Hasanuddin University Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Dr. Aminuddin Syam.

  • IOM Backs Indonesia’s Response to Earthquake, Tsunami Delivering Water, NFIs to Devastated Areas

    Palu – As search and rescue operations begin to wind down in Central Sulawesi, following the September 28th earthquake and tsunami, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) is deploying staff and aid to the affected area at the request of the Indonesian authorities. Three IOM specialist staff, including a doctor, will today take part in a multi-agency assessment mission in the affected area.

  • UN Migration Agency, Partners Present Research on Modern Day Slavery at UK Event

    London – Prevention, remedy and ultimately the eradication of human trafficking and slavery will require a more nuanced understanding of both the factors that make people vulnerable and the influence of market forces, according to the conclusions of a panel hosted by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in London on Thursday (25/10). 

    “One myth that we must debunk is that slavery is an issue of the past,” said Dipti Pardeshi, IOM UK Chief of Mission.

  • IOM, JSI Partner with Indonesian Municipality on “Smart City” Initiative to Improve Access to Services

    Makassar – IOM, JSI Research & Training Institute, and city officials have met to discuss how information and communication technologies can improve the quality of and access to public services in the eastern Indonesian municipality of Makassar.

    The two-day data validation and systems mapping workshop was part of the ongoing “Smart City” initiative, which aims to speed up the collection of data that can improve sustainable urban planning, reduce costs and empower citizens to demand better services.

  • Refugees Plant Mangroves to Protect Indonesian Shoreline

    Makassar – Refugees assisted by IOM in Makassar, South Sulawesi, last week volunteered to join a community project to plant over 500 mangrove plants at the Kawasan Ekowisata Mangrove Lantebung in Tamalanrea district.  

    The initiative – Together in Action – Loving Nature – Planting Mangroves – brought together 150 volunteers, including families with children. Half of the volunteers were refugees from Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Myanmar living in Makassar.  

  • UN Migration Agency, Indonesian Government Plan Mentoring Programme to Prosecute, Convict More Human Traffickers

    Jakarta – IOM and the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office are planning a mentoring scheme to pair prosecutors throughout Indonesia with senior officials who have experience in conducting successful investigations and pursuing criminal proceedings against human traffickers. 

    The design of the programme was discussed last week at a two-day meeting in Yogyakarta, Central Java, which brought together experts from law enforcement agencies, social protection bodies and the judiciary.

  • IOM Allocates USD 200,000 to Aid Victims of Indonesian Earthquake, Tsunami

    Jakarta – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has allocated USD 200,000 from its emergency funds to kickstart an emergency response operation following the powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday.

  • IOM, Indonesian Marine Police Train Officers on Rescue of Migrants at Sea

    Jakarta – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Indonesian Marine and Air Police Corps recently organized a training in Jakarta on search and rescue at sea and the handling of irregular maritime arrivals.

  • UN Migration Agency Facilitates Release of Refugees from Indonesian Detention Centres

    Jakarta - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has facilitated the release of over 500 refugees from immigration detention centres in North Sumatra, Riau, and Riau Island provinces to community housing.    

    The release of the Afghan, Somali and Sudanese migrants took place between 29 November and 6 February, and was organized in close cooperation with Indonesia’s Immigration Department, local government officials and police.