As a country that sits in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the world’s most natural disaster-prone areas and is at risk to multiple disasters earthquakes, tsunami, volcano, cyclone. Over the last 30 years, there have been an average of 289 significant natural disasters per year and an average annual death toll of approximately 8,000 people and forcibly displacing people from their homes. Climate change is also recognized as a key threat to Indonesia’s development. Rising sea levels, changing weather patterns and unsustainable practices had led to increased flooding, landslides, droughts that caused uncertainty in water availability and disruption to food production, and could lead to social-economic crises especially hurting the poor and vulnerable groups.
Our work on Disaster Risk Management includes humanitarian response and disaster preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation, climate change impact adaptation, promotion of sustainable practices, and promoting innovations and diversification of livelihoods.