Humanity & Inclusion in Indonesia
Humanity & Inclusion launched its operations in Indonesia in January 2005 offering physical therapy support to victims of the 2004 tsunami. An archipelago of 13,803 islands, Indonesia is prone to natural disasters which have a major impact on the country’s population, particularly people with disabilities. The organization sent an emergency team to respond following the tsunami and earthquake that hit the country in September 2018.
In 2011, the Indonesian government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. However, people with disabilities still face a high level of discrimination and stigmatization, particularly those who live in isolation and poverty.
Areas on Intervention
- Fighting discrimination against people with disabilities
- Including people with disabilities in society
In addition to providing assistance to people who have been affected by natural disasters in Indonesia, a team of 21 staff members work diligently to carry out Humanity & Inclusion’s mission to help young people with disabilities access employment by working closely with private companies, the government, civil society organizations and organizations run by and for people with disabilities.
Our team supports civil society organizations and organizations run by and for people with disabilities in six districts of Nusa Tenggara Timur to ensure the needs of people with disabilities and others living in vulnerable circumstances are taken into account in development plans and that they have access to jobs and social services.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Indonesia since 2005, fostering a culture that is inclusive for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Our work has evolved to meet the dynamic needs of those we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Indonesia, and consider investing in our future.
Teams provided support to victims of devastating tsunamis that hit Indonesia in 2004 and 2018.