In a much-needed innovation in our work to support refugees and asylum seekers in Jakarta, Indonesia, CWS and the UNHCR have recently initiated a program to provide monitored group accommodation for older street-living unaccompanied children (UAC). These children are usually 17-year-old and live together in apartments, where they are supported by CWS child protection staff and adult refugee volunteers. At this time, CWS is helping 24 UAC with modest cash stipends to meet their daily needs, mostly for food. Basic household and hygiene kits are also given to these youngsters along with access to education activities at the CWS refugee center, where they can also join recreational activities together with UAC living in the two CWS-managed shelters.
Support older street-living unaccompanied children (UAC)
CWS Indonesia | February 28, 2016