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Indonesia: Internal displacement as of July 2015

This map shows the internal displacement in Indonesia as of July2015.

11 August 2015 | Map

Indonesia: Concerted efforts needed to find solutions for protracted IDPs

Following Indonesia’s tumultuous transition to democracy most IDPs have returned. However, an estimated 31,440 people continue to live in protracted displacement with outstanding needs.

11 August 2015 | Overview

Forgotten displacement: why it’s time to address the needs of West Timor’s protracted IDPs

After 15 years in displacement, an estimated 22,000 IDPs in West Timor, Indonesia are at risk of being forgotten and urgently need land access and tenure security.

22 July 2015 | Briefing Paper

Q&A: If born in displacement, are you automatically an IDP?

IDMC attempts to unpack the question: are children born to internally displaced people (IDPs) themselves IDPs, and what are the impacts?

27 June 2014 | Blog Post

Indonesia: durable solutions needed for protracted IDPs as new displacement occurs in Papua

IDMC explains why up to fifteen years after their displacement tens of thousands of IDPs are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

13 May 2014 | Overview

Why land and housing rights hold the key for Indonesia’s long-term displaced

The majority of Indonesia's 90,000 IDPs struggle to assert their land and housing rights. Addressing this is key to resolving long-term displacement and preventing forced evictions.

13 May 2014 | Blog Post

CESCR submission on Indonesia

Submission from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) for consideration at the 52nd session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

20 March 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Indonesia: Internal displacement in brief

There is no reliable figure for the number of IDPs in Indonesia, but based on information from government agencies, international NGOs and civil society organisations, it was estimated that there were 90,000 IDPs as of the end of 2013.

31 December 2013 | Summary

IDMC

Indonesia

IDMC's Indonesia page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

IDMC

Indonesia

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

IDMC

UPR Submission Indonesia 2012

More than 1.4 million people in Indonesia were displaced throughout the country between 1999 and 2002 by violence between ethnic and religious groups competing for political and economic resources, in the context of an economic recession and a political reconfiguration that followed the ending of Suharto’s “New Order”.

01 June 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

After the government wound up its IDP strategy in 2004, people displaced by conflict were no longer recognised as a vulnerable group deserving specific attention

22 December 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia: Durable solutions remain elusive for many IDPs while thousands are newly displaced by military operations in Papua

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

IDMC

Indonesia/Maluku and North Maluku: Support still needed for thousands of people ten years after their displacement

Nearly ten years after the end of the Maluku and North Maluku conflicts, which displaced more than 700,000 people from 1999 to 2002, thousands of families have been unable to recover from their displacement and remain in need of assistance.

28 March 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia/Central Sulawesi: IDP return and recovery hampered by persistent tensions, land disputes and limited access to livelihoods

From the end of 1998 to 2002 there were several waves of conflict in the province of Central Sulawesi between Christians and Muslims. The cause lay in competition for land, employment and political influence at a time when post-Suharto Indonesia was in the early stages of democratic transition and decentralisation.

15 December 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia/Kalimantan: New ethnic-related displacement while earlier IDPs struggle to make return sustainable

In late September 2010, an estimated 32,000 people fled their homes in Tarakan, a city in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, following inter-ethnic violence between indigenous Dayak Tidung and Bugis, migrants from South Sulawesi. Bugis comprised the majority of people internally displaced by the conflict.

22 November 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia/Papua: Papuans displaced by military operations in the central highlands remain unassisted

Since May 2010 and particularly in May and June, an unknown number of Papuans, ranging from several hundreds to several thousands, have been reported to be internally displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya, where the government of Indonesia has been conducting counter-insurgency operations against rebels of the OPM (Free Papua Movement).

13 October 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia/Aceh: IDPs and returnees still face significant recovery and reintegration needs

Five years after the Helsinki agreement put an end to a 30-year long conflict between the armed forces and Acehnese separatists, tens of thousands of people have yet to return to their homes in Aceh province, Indonesia. The most recent available data suggests that there may still be as many as 146,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Aceh, and more who fled to neighbouring provinces.

08 September 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia/West Timor: Durable solutions still out of reach for many “new citizens” from former East Timor province

In 2010, nearly 11 years after being displaced from what was then East Timor province, several thousand people remain in camps in West Timor, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). Most camps are located near the border with what became Timor-Leste in 2002, or around Kupang, the provincial capital.

25 August 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Indonesia: In search of durable solutions for all

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

IDMC

Indonesia: Support needed for return and re-integration of displaced Acehnese following peace agreement

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

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