Help Children in Indonesia

Indonesia is particularly prone to natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and floods. Widespread poverty, political instability and poor resource distribution has also lead to one of the world’s highest rates of stunted growth due to malnutrition. Your donation can provide lifesaving aid to a child in need.

The Challenge for Children in Indonesia

Widespread poverty, political instability and poor resource distribution affects children in Indonesia – they need your help.*

  • 11% of people live in poverty
  • 1 child in 40 dies before their 5th birthday - 4times that of the United States
  • 36% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition
  • 14% of school-age children are out of school
  • 7% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 13% of girls age 15-19 are married
  • 1 in 21 girls between age 15-19 gives birth
Map of Indonesia

How You’re Changing Children’s Lives

Thanks to giving people like you, our work for the children of Indonesia is making a difference.

Save the Children has worked in Indonesia for more than three decades. We’ve responded to nearly all of the natural disasters that occurred, including 2018’s deadly earthquake and tsunami where we were one of the first agencies to gain access to Sulawesi.

March 28, 2019 marked six months since the deadly earthquake and tsunami devastated Central Sulawesi. Since then, our teams have provided children and families with vital healthcare, shelter, water and hygiene supplies. We’ve set up clinics, built temporary schools and provided shelter. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, emergency responders have helped more than 70,000 children.

We also provide learning materials and hygiene supplies to support healthy and positive learning environments. In addition to working with the Indonesian government to establish national guidelines for school health and screenings, we distribute basic health kits. We also construct rainwater harvesting units, child-friendly toilets and handwashing facilities.

What’s more, our Youth Employment Programs are making a difference in the lives of youths aged 15-24, helping them acquire the skills that will open doors to employment and economic opportunity. Nearly 5,000 youth have completed employability skills training, and nearly 3,600 have been enrolled in vocational training in West Java Province and Lampung Province. Our goals through 2018 are to deliver skills training to more than 30,500 in-school and out-of-school youth, to place at least 18,000 youth in jobs and to help 400 start their own businesses.

  • Protected 45,079 children from harm
  • Supported 30,822 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 23,315 children with a healthy start in life
  • Supported 11,438 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs
  • Gave 9,132 children vital nourishment

How to Help Children in Indonesia

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s monitoring and evaluation experts and from the 2019 Global Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)

1 The Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB)


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