Saao, the Indonesian organization that helps refugees flee conflict in Indonesia, has said it will be offering its services to the Australian Federal Government to help in the relocation process, the AFP news agency reported.
The organisation said it was not offering services to Australians, but it has been “pushed into the fray” to help them out.
It said that while Saao would provide services to Australian authorities, the Australian Government was still not “in a position to provide any assistance to Australian citizens.”
The AFP quoted Saao founder, Abdulla Saa, as saying: “I am sure we can work together to ensure we don’t create another refugee crisis.”
The group has said the asylum seeker crisis has been the biggest problem in Indonesia for years and has called on the Indonesian government to help those who need it most.
Abdullas Saa and his family arrive in Melbourne.
The Australian Government said it welcomed Saao’s “bold approach” to the problem.
“The Australian Federal Police is providing a number of support services to help the community in the area of resettlement, including the relocation of displaced people, providing consular services and providing assistance to those seeking asylum,” a spokesperson said.
“Saao has also offered to assist local authorities in assisting with relocation of asylum seekers in the Australian community.”
Australian citizens should be aware that Saao is not providing services to Australia’s nationals.
Saama’s organisation, which has been operating in the northern parts of the country for decades, has had an active presence in the region since the 1970s. “
We are confident that we will get to a point where we can help all the refugees in the country,” he told the AFP.
Saama’s organisation, which has been operating in the northern parts of the country for decades, has had an active presence in the region since the 1970s.
It has also helped refugee camps and migrant camps in Indonesia.