Yayasan Geutanyoe

Organisational Background

Yayasan Geutanyoe is a non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organisation registered in Indonesia and Malaysia. Geutanyoe seeks to assist and empower the most vulnerable and marginalised communities, including conflict- and disaster-affected communities, internally displaced persons, refugees, stateless persons, victims of trafficking, and persons with disabilities. Like its name, Geutanyoe, meaning ‘All of Us’ in Acehnese, is founded on principles of dignity, inclusiveness, equality, and peace for all, and believes that people affected by crisis are the best placed to lead change in their own communities. In Indonesia, we are registered as a Foundation (Yayasan) with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights (AHU-0015804.AH.01.04.Tahun 2015). In Malaysia, the organisation is registered under the name Geutanyoe Malaysia Berhad (SSM: 1239458-P). Our logo represents the Acehnese ‘Saleum’ greeting, in traditional Gayo ‘kerawang’ motif and colours.


Geutanyoe was established by activists who pioneered the humanitarian and non-violent civic movement in Aceh since 1999. Geutanyoe has experience and expertise in many aspects of development, including humanitarian action and emergency response, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, community development, resilience building, and policy advice. Geutanyoe’s work with refugees focuses increasing access to basic services, especially health and education; food assistance and hygiene promotion during humanitarian emergencies (such emergency aid for newly arrived Rohingya refugees in Aceh, Indonesia; and support to needy refugee families under the COVID-19 Movement Control Order restrictions in Malaysia); literacy, language and empowerment for refugee women; assisting pregnant refugee mothers with delivery at government hospitals; training in business development for refugee entrepreneurs, cultivating refugee leadership to assist and advance protection for their communities through community leadership and advocacy; and developing a cultural platform for refugees to promote understanding through art.


“To establish local and regional communities based on dignity,humanity, justice and democratic, in accordance with universal values.”

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