What We Do

Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness

              Indonesia is vulnerable to natural and human-made disasters. The country is situated in the ‘ring of fire’ – a notorious zone for frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Floods, landslides and long drought seasons are also regular hazards in many regions. Additionally, some communities suffer from communal violence.

Psychosocial Support

          Recovery from a natural or man-made disaster also inherently involves post-disaster trauma healing and community reconciliation. Psychosocial intervention and advocacy increases the resilience of affected communities.  

Economic Development

           Indonesia’s economy is characterized by micro-businesses and informal markets. These sectors play a vital role in the country’s economic development and employ over 60% Indonesia’s workforce. The small-medium enterprise (SME) sector is relatively underdeveloped and squeezed by unfavorable pressures such as legal uncertainty, unfavorable investment climate and low access to banking services and skills development.

Health and Nutrition

           National health and nutrition indicators show a disparity of health and nutrition amongst different socio-economic groups and regions of Indonesia. Inadequacies in health care in certain regions have a disproportionately large impact on children under five, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.  

Water and Sanitation

          Water and sanitation are indispensable to human health and well being. Water is also crucial for sustainable development, including environmental preservation and eradication of poverty and hunger. Yet, millions of Indonesians face water shortages and lack of basic sanitation.


           The HIV prevalence rate in Indonesia is relatively low compared to other Southeast Asian countries. However, a high number of new infections is expected in some provinces such as Papua, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Bali and Banten. Furthermore in 2020, an estimated 1,7 million people will be infected with HIV if there is no intensive preventative response.    

Protecting Urban Refugees through Empowerment

          More than 42 million of people worldwide are uprooted from their homes and communities by persecution and conflict. Refugees and asylum-seekers have often transited through various countries, in their search for protection and solutions. Indonesia is amongst 22 nations becoming a place for refugees awaiting for resettlement. While some displacement situations are short-term, others can take years and even decades to resolve.

Peace Building

          Indonesian society has diverse faiths, ethnicities and racial identities. At times, this poses a great challenge to development and social issues. Respecting difference then becomes a foundation for building peace as well as just and strong national development

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ACT Alliance

Church World Service is a member of ACT Alliance.

Ministry of Social Affairs

Church World Service works under a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Social Affairs

The Enough For All Campaign

 utilizes the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change to promote just and ecologically sustainable development.


Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting.