Humanity & Inclusion in Indonesia
Humanity & Inclusion launched its operations in Indonesia in January 2005 offering physical therapy support to tsunami survivors. Our team supports social and economic inclusion projects for people with disabilities, and ensures they can access inclusive multi-sectoral assistance, services, and information during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Humanity & Inclusion is phasing out its actions in Indonesia, with plans to close its operations in early 2022.
Areas on Intervention
- Social inclusion
- Health and prevention
Humanity & Inclusion's 20-person team focuses its actions on including people with disabilities in society and the workplace.
The team supports civil society organizations and organizations run by and for people with disabilities in six districts of Nusa Tenggara Timur to ensure people with disabilities are taken into account in development plans and that they have access to jobs and social services.
The organization also works closely with young people with disabilities, private companies, the government and local organizations to improve their access to employment.
Humanity & Inclusion also implements a project to help and build resilience for populations at heightened risk of being affected by Covid-19 by improving access to inclusive multi-sectoral assistance, services, and information.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Indonesia since 2005, fostering a culture that is inclusive for ALL people with disabilities. 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 survivors of devastating tsunamis that hit Indonesia in 2004 and 2018.