Indonesia Calls Stronger Cooperation to Tackle Refugee Crisis

Sonya Michaella    •    20 September 2016 12:15 WIB
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Indonesia Calls Stronger Cooperation to Tackle Refugee Crisis
There are around 14,000 refugees from all around the world in Indonesia (Photo:AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the international community should be more proactive in tackling the refugee crisis.

Kalla delivered a speech at the High-Level Meeting of The General Assembly on Addresing Large Movement of Refugees And Migrants in New York on Monday (9/19).

"The international community should cooperate to resolve humanitarian tragedies faced by refugees," he said according to a press statement from the Foreign Ministry received on Tuesday (9/20).

"Everyone should make contributions," he continued.

Kalla mentioned Indonesia is committed to help refugees although the country is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention.

"There are around 14,000 refugees in Indonesia right now. We give them temporary shelters and other aids," he stated.



(WAH)