Crisis prevention & recovery

Indonesia is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, susceptible to tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides, droughts and forest fires. According to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), 644 disasters occurred in 2010; claiming the lives of 1,711 people, while 1,398,923 people were injured or reported missing. A total of 14,639 houses were irreparably damaged, while 2,839 houses were moderately damaged and 25,030 houses slightly damaged. Effective mitigation of the economic and social impacts of disasters remains a challenge. According to the Natural Hazards Risk Atlas (2011), out of 196 countries, Indonesia has the ninth highest economic risk from natural disasters.

Our Goals

In 2011, UNDP, in close partnership with the Government of Indonesia, worked to ensure policy and regulatory frameworks were in place to increase Indonesia’s resilience to crisis and external shocks. UNDP has also continued to strengthen the capacity of national and subnational institutions, and that of multistakeholder forums, in conflict prevention, postcrisis recovery, and risk reduction. Assistance to these institutions and forums has included support to the development and application of appropriate crisis management tools and mechanisms.more

Cleaning After Disaster

Measures to protect and prepare communities living in Indonesia’s disaster-prone areas, as well as assistance to government capacity to respond to an emergency, can help to significantly reduce risk in the event of disaster and foster a culture of safety. more

Our Stories

Aceh Disaster/ Photo by Wahyu Wening
Reclaiming land, reclaiming livelihoods

The small village of Kareung Ateuh nestled at the foot of a staggering lush green mountainside in Aceh Jaya district, was one of the areas affected by the 2004 tsunami which killed more than 120,000 people and displaced around half a million others in Aceh alone. more 

Photos by UNDP Indonesia
Meeting Challenges in Indonesia’s Papua Region

Decked out in a chicken feather hat and a western football garb, Dernus Jikwa carries a bunch of sweet potato leaves on his left arm to feed an army of furry rabbits inside a wooden cage. more 

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