Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation, and though they have made significant advances in reducing poverty, the number of poor in Indonesia remains high: more than 35 million people live below the national poverty line. High disaster risks such as floods and landslides further aggravate the poverty levels in the country as the rural poor suffer most and longest from these climate hazards. Regrettably, increased variability of percipitation is expected in the future due to climate change.
The project aims to reduce the impact of natural hazards on vulnerable community members. It increases the resilience of communities to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. The project also increases the capacity of civil society organisations (CSO's) to cope with these natural hazards.
The project will target the populations of 48 communities. The livelihoods of these communities are vulnerable to natural hazards, climate risks and environmental degradation. They are mainly fishermen and poor rural farmers who depend on environmentally sensitive areas. The implementing partner of this project is the Indonesian Red Cross, Wetlands International Indonesia and other civil soceity organizations. The project is organized by the 'Partners For Resilience', which The Netherlands Red Cross is a member of.
Timor Tengah Selatan;-9.83333 124.16667
Nusa Tenggara;-8.65738 121.07937
Banten Province;4.9441 106.2502
Flash Flood, Flood, Land Slide, Mud Slide, Storm Surge, Tropical Cyclone, Tsunami, Violent Wind
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation