As part of IOM's wider regional response in addressing the needs of displaced Rohingya, IOM will contribute to joint efforts with Government, international and local partners to provide emergency and protection assistance to new arrivals in Indonesia, and will respond to the Government of Indonesia's request for sustained, long-term support to Rohingya women, men, and children, with an emphasis on addressing concerns on health (including COVID-19 infection prevention and control) and protection.


This action will work in line with Presidential Regulation 125/2016, which sets a framework for the handling of refugees in Indonesia, specifically to achieve international standards in providing access to emergency life-saving assistance, services and protection for Rohingya arriving in Indonesia via sea.


IOM Indonesia's priority areas of intervention:

  • Provides access to emergency health and nutrition, including COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures, as well as mental health and psychosocial assistance (MHPSS)
  • Addresses protection risks among the group, especially for vulnerable cases, including unaccompanied children, single mothers, pregnant women, single women, and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Provides accomodation and cash-based interventions
  • Leverages IOM's integrated community programme across Indonesia to provide long-term basic needs for the Rohingya refugees

Download the IOM Indonesia Rohingya Appeal