During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province.
22 December 2011 | Country Profile
In early 2009, sometimes ten years after being first displaced by inter-communal violence opposing different ethnic or religious groups, or by separatist struggles between rebel groups and security forces, tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in many provinces of Indonesia are still struggling to find durable solutions that would enable them to end their displacement.
20 March 2009 | Country Profile
In the wake of the peace agreement signed in August 2005 between Acehnese separatist rebels and the government, putting an end to 30 years of conflict in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh, thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) who were forced to leave their homes during the conflict started returning.
19 July 2006 | Country Profile
Almost half a year after the tsunami hit the shores of Aceh and North Sumatra province, killing more than 200,000 people and displacing over 500,000, assistance is now slowly shifting from a humanitarian to a rehabilitation and reconstruction phase.
26 May 2005 | Country Profile
With the exception of the province of Aceh, where a military operation has been ongoing since May 2003, and Maluku province where tension remains high after an outbreak of intercommunal violence in April 2004, most of Indonesia's former hot spots have now been in a post-conflict recovery phase for the past two years. The crackdown in Aceh has led to the government effectively sealing off the province to foreign aid workers.
09 July 2004 | Country Profile
With the exception of the province of Aceh where in May 2003 the government launched a huge military operation and imposed martial law, most of Indonesia’s former hot spots are now in a post-conflict recovery phase. The crackdown in Aceh, which ended a five month-long peace agreement with rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), has led to the government effectively sealing off the province to foreign aid workers.
13 November 2003 | Country Profile
Despite persistent tension in Indonesia's conflict areas, large numbers of displaced people have returned to their homes since mid-2002 owing to relative stability in the country. The total number of IDPs is now 700,000, down from an estimated 1.3 million in summer 2002. The returnees are struggling to rebuild their lives, while many others displaced cannot return due to continued insecurity.
21 May 2003 | Country Profile
In the wake of the financial crisis that hit Indonesia in 1998, religious and ethnic violence as well as renewed aspirations for separatism started to surface throughout the country, spreading rapidly from one area to another and leading to the displacement of more than half a million people in 1999.
30 August 2002 | Country Profile
In the wake of the financial crisis that hit the country in 1998, religious and ethnic violence as well as renewed aspiration for separatism started to surface throughout the country, spreading rapidly from one area to another and leading to the displacement of more than 530,000 people in 1999
20 August 2001 | Country Profile