Indonesia, Australia Explore Solution to Rohingya Refugee Crisis Under Bali Process

Australia: Amid pressure from humanitarian organizations, Indonesia and Australia have moved to follow-up talks under the Bali Process framework to prepare for the possibility of another refugee crisis in the Andaman Sea, where hundreds of asylum seekers died in 2015. Then-Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop, at that time, cited the lack of a coordinated response in 2015 in bringing members together in a timely fashion. Countries’ reluctance to accept refugees, especially during the pandemic, has led observers and activists to sound the alarm of a repeat situation potentially occuring.

The Jakarta Post:

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