The eruption has devastated surrounding communities in the East Java province as almost 2,000 residents have been evacuated from the affected area.
History of CARE International's work in Indonesia
CARE International has been operating in Indonesia since 1967, initially working in food distribution, small infrastructure projects, health, environment, and water and sanitation.
In the wake of a series of crises in the late 1990s that included the 1997 financial crisis and widespread drought, CARE Indonesia redirected its focus towards emergency programming, including responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2018 Palu earthquake-tsunami.
What CARE International does in Indonesia
Today, Yayasan CARE Peduli focuses on:
- Disaster risk management through disaster risk reduction and emergency response
- Natural resource management, environment, and the climate emergency
- Gender justice and social inclusion
- Protecting vulnerable groups and empowering women and youth
- Responding to COVID-19 through providing WASH and PPE kits ensuring food security