Yayasan Geutanyoe

Humanitarian Response and Advocacy for Rohingya and Bangladeshi Survivors in Aceh, 2015

Between 10 and 20 May 2015, 1,807 Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi nationals were rescued by local fishermen in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, after being abandoned following months at sea on smugglers’ boats. The survivors in Aceh Province, are currently located in four sites across three districts/mucipalities: Aceh Utara (North Aceh) district, Langsa municipality, Aceh Timur (East Aceh) district. The Government of Indonesia agreed to host the survivors in Aceh for a year while durable solutions are found. Yayasan Geutanyoe has been conducting a humanitarian response to support the survivors since the first day of their arrival in Aceh.

Our programme focuses on the following areas:

  1. Provision of Clean Water in Kuala Langsa Camp
  2. Security Support in Kuala Langsa, Lhok Banie and Bayeun Camps
  3. Distribution of Supplementary Foods and Hygiene Products
  4. Improving Communication through the Provision of a Rohingya Interpreter
  5. Livelihood
  6. Shelter Construction in East Aceh and Langsa
  7. Children and Women Psychosocial Activities
  8. Workshop of Security Personnel on Rights and Obligations of Refugees, Victims of Trafficking and Migrants
  9. Regional Advocacy on Refugee Rights and Promoting Aceh’s Humanitarian Response
  10. Monitoring of Humanitarian Response
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