In a crisis, children are some of the most affected. Whether it’s war, natural disasters or the impacts of climate change - children and their families rely on life-saving aid, support and protection. We work to help children in need in over 117 countries - including Indonesia. Below find out why Indonesia needs aid and how to help Indonesia.
Save The Children provides emergency response aid around the world to children and their families affected by humanitarian crises. We also run programs that focus on giving children the best start in life helping them to thrive and reach their full potential. Here is how we are helping vulnerable children in Indonesia:
Why Does Indonesia Need Aid?
With various crises making headlines around the world, some are wondering why does Indonesia need aid? Currently, there are many children in Indonesia suffering from malnutrition and the child death rate of children under 5 years is extremely high. A large percentage of children in Indonesia are not in school, are subject to child labour and there is also a high number of girls married and giving birth at a very young age.
Multiple factors have contributed to this situation where children are in desperate need of support, aid and protection - including:
- Indonesia is prone to natural disasters
- Widespread poverty
- Political instability
- Poor resource distribution
We have been helping children and their families in Indonesia for decades through our ongoing programs. We have been there on the ground for nearly every natural disaster including the devastating 2018 earthquake & tsunami. We also provide ongoing support that focuses on helping children recover from trauma, ensuring they are safe & protected from harm and providing opportunities that help to give them the best chance in life.
Here Is How To Help Indonesia
We are working hard to create a world where every child can survive and thrive. The best way you can help children and their families in Indonesia is to donate as this enables us to continue the work we are doing there. By becoming a monthly giver you can help make a significant difference to the vulnerable children in Indonesia and around the world who are in desperate need.