Refugee, asylum seeker numbers soar in Indonesia

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Indonesia is urging Australia, an ally in the Bali Process, to help resettle some of the more than 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers it is currently hosting. 

JAKARTA, Indonesia AAP - Indonesia's refugee and asylum seeker burden by the numbers:

* Refugee and asylum seekers receiving International Organization for Migration assistance in Indonesia:

2012 - 2910

2013 - 3655

2014 - 7161

2015 - 8754

2016 - 8662

(Source: IOM)

* As of December 2016, Indonesia had 14,405 refugees and asylum seekers from:

Afghanistan: 7154

Myanmar: 954

Somalia: 1446

Sri Lanka: 540

Nigeria: 725

Iraq: 946

Others: 2640

(Source: UNHCR)