World Vision has been working in Indonesia since the 1960s and has local staff and long-standing programs in the region.
Through our local partner organisation, Wahana Visi Indonesia, we are working closely with the government and other local groups to respond to humanitarian needs in the three locations. This assistance includes:
- providing clean water, installing water tanks, building emergency toilets and conducting hygiene education;
- distributing shelter and hygiene items including blankets, soap and tarpaulins;
- setting up feeding kitchens and safe spaces for mothers with young children;
- working with local health workers to halt the spread of disease;
- setting up safe spaces where children can play, learn and receive specialist support;
- building temporary learning centres, distributing school kits and supporting mobile libraries; and
- conducting cash-for-work activities whereby local families receive cash in exchange for their participation in clean-up and rehabilitation works.
By the end of January 2019, we had reached more than 218,000 children and adults with relief and rehabilitation assistance.