Country Risk Reduction Profile: Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

Children and their communities in Indonesia are among the most vulnerable in the world to the effects of natural and man-made disasters. The country is regularly subjected to a wide range of disasters stemming from climate change and environmental degradation (floods, landslides, and droughts), and plate tectonics (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis). In Indonesia, Save the Children and its partners have helped implement DRR programmes directly reaching over 44,506 children and 134,900 community members. Save the Children has ensured that children are prepared for disasters and mitigate their effect, building the resilience and capacity of children and their communities.

Published 2012-05-04