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The Importance of Humanistic Dimension in Managing Rohingya Refugees in the Indonesian Western Province of Aceh

Fauzan Fauzan, Helmi Helmi, Rudi Febriamansyah and Sri Oktavia

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 30, Issue 3, September 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjssh.30.3.07

Keywords: Humanity, partnership, refugee management, Rohingya

Published on: 6 September 2022

One of the reasons Rohingya refugees were saved from the sea in the Province of Aceh is based on humanity; nevertheless, the stakeholder management on the ground tends to ,dismiss the importance of the humanistic dimension. It includes challenges of the state in providing assistance, the limitation for resettlement, job opportunity prohibition, limited development of skills, and partnership challenges in the field. This paper addresses the practical implementation of managing refugees at the local level towards the six domains of the humanistic dimension through the Spider Web configuration. It allowed relevant stakeholders in the province to analyze their challenges, address their limitations and measure their practical action in locally managing Rohingya refugees. The result showed that the most important humanistic domain in managing refugees was a partnership with stakeholders followed by the resettlement process. At the same time, the region considered labor opportunity, not an important humanistic dimension. The paper further discussed the possibility of a partnership with non-state actors, particularly private sectors, to provide skills and training development and job opportunities for the future Rohingya self of reliance.

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