Eighty-three per cent of Indonesia is vulnerable to major disasters - including mudslides, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. The region is additionally defenseless against disease outbreak threats, such as the avian flu, which unfortunately is on the rise. To this day, communities continue to lack the resources necessary for expanding health and other services that can help ensure the success of disaster preparedness as well as aid in the recovery process.
Such shortages reflect a broader economic malaise, with more than half of Indonesia's 235 million people living on less than $2 per day. To address the long-term needs of recent disaster victims of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Indonesia in 2006, and to help thousands more prepare for a more stable future, Relief International is working in partnership with Indonesian communities on emergency response and household resiliency.
Indonesia - Current Programs
Indonesia: Assistance to Artisans: Building Back Better
The 2006 earthquake led to a full-fledged destruction of the ceramics industry, the second largest sector of the local economy next to agriculture. Since the disaster, RI has empowered residents to rebuild and revitalize the ceramics industry. Learn More...
Indonesia: Rebuilding Homes, Restoring Hope
The 2006 earthquake resulted in a huge destruction of physical capital, particularly houses that doubled as workspaces, for thousands of families and their home-based industries. RI is empowering quake-affected families in rebuilding their lost houses and rejuvenating their home-based industries. Learn More...