Type of intervention
- Nutrition, health, mental health and Care practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Places of interventions
- West Timor
Despite the improvement of several macroeconomic indicators, Indonesia has to combat poverty, unemployment, lack of infrastructures, bribery and huge regional disparities that are getting bigger and bigger. Whereas the poorest regions get only an even more limited part of the national wealth, every year the richest regions benefit from more considerable resources. Thus vulnerable populations see their situation getting worse; consequently they are all the more so exposed to the risks related to external shocks. The largest concentrations of poor people live in the urban areas of Java, Bali and Sumatra, but extreme poverty is mainly in the rural areas of eastern Indonesia.
Under-nutrition is a topic of national concern. It mainly affects the poorest areas and populations. The national average of children suffering from underweight is 17.9% and the acute malnutrition rates are 13.3%; but these averages do not reflect the huge disparities existing between the provinces.
This food insecurity is mainly due to a lack of health infrastructures and skilled medical staff, the decrease in agricultural productions and the lack of access to safe drinking water (less than half of the population have access to safe drinking water). In addition, Indonesia is one of the most exposed countries to the risks of natural disasters that have serious consequences on the populations.
On the other hand, if the security situation remains rather stable, humanitarian aid requires special coordination with the government in some regions that are still at risk. This aid is extremely limited because of administrative difficulties to get an authorization to have access to these regions and to some extent by security issues.
AQUA, ACF, AERMC (Agence de l'eau Rhône Méditérranée Corse), CG Hérault, Seyne-sur-Mer, AEAG (Agence de l’Eau Adour-Garonne, SYDED du Lot, SICASIL
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiairies: 21 537
- Population: 242,3 million inhabitants
- Life expectancy: 69,4 years old
- Human Development Index: 121/187
- GDP/inhabitant: 2,349 US$
Sources : PNUD, ONU
Il n'y a pas de résultat
ACF set up an integrated approach to tackle the underlying causes for malnutrition in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timor (NTT) in the eastern part where malnutrition rates are the highest in Indonesia.
Mid 2012, an 18-month multisectorial project in nutrition, care practices, food security and livelihoods (FSL) was launched.
The component "nutrition and care practices" aims to improve the capabilities of the communities, the local authorities and the Ministry of Health to identify, study and treat children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) by measuring their mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC).
The "FSL" component focuses on strengthening food security for households and includes gardening and cattle-breeding activities, targeting vulnerable families within groups of farmers and breeders. Additionally, ACF continued implementing its WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) program in order to increase the access of the communities to these aspects by providing support and capacity-building for local authorities and communities.
Finally, ACF keeps a contingency stock for 2,000 households in case of an emergency.
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